One of the most highly coveted goals of any small government conservative or libertarian is to cut the welfare state; a hefty task that has only been dreamed about, but yet to be tried.
Enter Donald Trump.
The Daily Wire reports that,
“New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicate that the use of food stamps has declined every month under the Trump administration.
The number of people using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dropped to 41,310,785 in June 2017, which is more than 2,000,000 fewer participants than in June 2016 and the lowest participation rate since 2010, when it was 40,302,000.”
When Trump took office in January of this year, there were 42,691,363 Americans on food stamps. That number has dropped by more than one million over the course of five months.
According to the CBO, food stamp usage is expected to decline at a rate of 1-2% each year over the course of the next decade.