You’d be amazed at who can collect food stamps. In fact, some of the groups allowed to collect food stamps is simply outrageous but two of those groups are to be cut off thanks to a new Executive order from President Donald Trump. The first group is lottery winners. That’s right, if someone is on food stamps and they win 10 million dollars in the lottery, they do not lose their food stamps. There is a provision that will allow them to apply again, should they lose all of their money.
Now, in the second month of Donald Trump’s presidency, as he faces the nearly $20 trillion debt he inherited from President Obama, the Department has issued new rules that will cut off food stamp benefits to two groups who really don’t need the help.
The government estimates that 45.8 million Americans used an EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card to purchase at least some of their groceries every month last year – an increase of more than 10 million people during the eight years of the Obama presidency and an indication of how poorly his economic “recovery” performed during his administration.
The first group to lose their food stamps will be anyone who was lucky enough to win the lottery or come up big in Las Vegas and clearly do not need assistance paying for groceries.
The rules allow winners to apply at a later date if they make the mistake of blowing through their winnings and find themselves broke in a few years, as is, sadly, so often the case.
The second groups is equally astounding. This EO will cut off food stamps to “anyone convicted of federal aggravated sexual abuse, murder, sexual exploitation and abuse of children, sexual assault, or similar offenses under state laws, as well as those who are not in compliance with the terms of their sentence or parole or are fleeing felons.”
American taxpayers may well be horrified and angry to learn that the food stamp benefit, intended to feed the needy, elderly or disabled, have been misspent in the past on child abusers and murderers among other of society’s dregs.
Not only will the new rules approved by Trump’s Department of Agriculture save taxpayers money – another Trump promise made good – but put felons on notice that they will no longer be taken care of and coddled.