OUR NATIONAL DEBT HAS ALMOST DOUBLED TO MORE THAN $19 TRILLION AND GROWING – Time to kick some of these freeloaders off the food stamps teat!
The country is saddled with overwhelming national debt is about to get a big dent in it by removing two huge groups off food stamps who taxpayers probably didn’t realize they were paying for:
Existing rules already prohibited “fleeing felons and probation or parole violators from obtaining SNAP benefits,” but now anyone convicted as an adult of murder or aggravated sexual assault will also be barred from receiving food stamps, The Daily Caller reported.
The Department of Agriculture published a series of proposed rules that would enforce laws passed by Congress nearly three years ago.
The last farm bill, signed into law on Feb. 7, 2014, authorized federal spending for the welfare program and prohibited both serious felons and substantial lottery winners from receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to the proposed rules.
The onslaught of welfare reform news over the last several weeks has been a huge wake-up call to those enjoying the free ride on the coattails of hardworking Americans. From eliminating the “Obamaphone” to requiring drug tests before benefits, the new rules in addition to this just a lot worse for certain people who could now be evicted from the system for good.
Proposed enforcement of these rules comes in addition to forcing each state to use a system that verifies immigration status and income of all food stamp applicants. This combined crackdown could save taxpayers a massive sum of money that could be put to far better use. The expected resistance from the left is already in effect calling these rules discriminatory, which worked for Obama but won’t for Trump.
More than 43 million Americans currently receive SNAP benefits, and the government will pay about $45 billion in benefits this year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data (USDA).
Under the USDA’s proposed rules, if an individual wins $25,000 or more from the lottery (before taxes), his or her entire household would be ineligible to receive to receive food stamps until the household income falls within eligible range again.
What kind of scumbag do you have to be to win the lottery and still suck off the taxpayer teat?