GRADING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PERFORMANCE 
                  FACTS ARE VERIFIED WITH LINKS TO LIBERAL, INDEPENDENT AND CONSERVATIVE SOURCES
   

WELFARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS : A


As President Trump took office in Jan of 2017, approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs. In addition a record high 47.6 million Americans were on food stamps in 2013 going down to just over 45 million when President Trump first took office . What actions will President Trump take to reduce these staggering numbers?


​UPDATE: Under Trump food stamp usage is at its lowest level in seven years as 2 million less Americans are on food stamps.


8/2/17: President Donald Trump introduced a bill called The Raise Act, which included, among other things, a 5 year ban on welfare for legal immigrants coming to America.


8/30/17: The Trump administration reversed an Obama-era policy by closing loopholes that allowed states to seek waivers (exceptions) to welfare’s work requirements, saying it wants to promote employment and economic independence “as goals for every family.” The question here is why would anyone be against requiring an abled body person to work for their welfare check? Trump made the right decision. 


11/25/17: President Donald Trump wants to put his stamp on the welfare system, apparently in favor of a more restrictive policy. He says “people are taking advantage of the system.”


​1/5/18: That the number of participants on food stamps, dropped to 42,182,443 for fiscal 2017 – a decline of 2,036,920 from the fiscal 2016 total of 44,219,363.


​1/11/18: The Trump administration announced that states (for the first time in half a century) can move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program. In short, this new policy will eliminate the decades of massive fraud in Medicaid where millions of abled body people are fraudulently receiving Medicaid benefits. Two states have implemented this new rule so far.


2/10/18: Food stamp enrollment drops by four million in one month.