President Donald Trump made it clear from day one that he wanted to gut social welfare programs in order to make our country more efficient.
According to reports, Trump’s new budget will gut the food stamp program and save the federal government an estimated $190 billion over ten years.
Liberals are furious with Trump after learning that he will be gutting social welfare programs that they rely on to get votes.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Of course, the Trump administration will not pull benefits away from those who truly need food stamps for daily needs. In fact, of the 50 million people currently on food stamps, the new budget plan would only require those adults to get a job who have no factors that hinder them from entering the work force.
Furthermore, only able-bodied adults without dependents will be required to get a job.
The president explained why his administration recommended those changes. “We must reform our welfare system so that it does not discourage able-bodied adults from working, which takes away scarce resources from those in real need,” Trump said. “Work must be the center of our social policy.”
According to Fox Business, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney explained how the budget reform would actually help grow the economy and ultimately result in better futures for those who use food stamps.
“We’re no longer going to measure compassion by the amount of money we spend, but by the number of people we help,” Mulvaney said. “That is how you can get 3 percent economic growth … Everything that we do in this administration, every single time I’m called into the Oval Office … the focus is sustained 3 percent economic growth.”
“I would assure you if you’re in this country and you want to work, there’s good news, because Donald Trump is president, and we’re going to get 3 percent growth, and we’re going to give you a chance to get back to work,” he continued.
Robert Rector, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told the “New York Times” that the cuts go way beyond simple economic impact.
“The primary goal is reciprocity,” he said. “It’s a moral goal in the sense that what you want to say is, ‘We will give aid to those who need aid, but we expect constructive activity in exchange for aid.’ That’s the whole principle. Everything else is secondary to that.”
Healthy Americans that are capable of working shouldn’t be allowed to receive social welfare benefits over a lengthy period of time. This is wrong and shows how bloated and wasteful our government became under former President Barack Obama.
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