There are a number of metrics that can be used to tout the “Trump Effect” on America, not the least of which has to do with Americans getting back to work.
From the moment that the business-minded Trump was elected, corporate and consumer confidence in the United States skyrocketed. No longer was the nation to be ruled by some buffoon beholden to special interest groups; instead, an entrepreneurial icon of the nation was heading to Washington D.C. to eviscerate the elite and return prosperity to those Americans who were willing to invest in the nation as a whole. Companies such as Ford, IBM, and Chrysler all made strides to bring manufacturing, and jobs, back to America now that Trump would be taking the reigns.
Now, as we dive deeper into the Trump Effect phenomena, we are noticing something even more hopeful: Americans are excited to get back to work, and moving away from suckling the government teat for handouts.
“Participation in the food stamp program took a dive to the lowest level it has been in seven years, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“USDA statistics on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation showed that 42,609,852 people in the U.S. took part in the food stamp program in fiscal year (FY) 2017, the lowest level it has been since 2010 when 40,302,000 people enrolledin the program.
“Food stamp usage has been on a steady decline after 2013, when enrollment in the government program swelled to 47.6 million, the highest amount it has ever been since the program’s inception.
“The increase in the number people receiving food stamps during that period can be attributed to the Obama administration’s effort to allow those with higher incomes to receive benefits. Enrollment in benefits increased by 70 percent from the year former President Barack Obama took office in 2008 to 2013.”
Trump has not only been a literal leader in Washington D.C, but his very ethos has been recognized as a distilled version of the American Dream.
While the President is certainly one of the more controversial leaders our nation has ever had, his attitude and stated vision for America has invigorated a great many Americans. Citizens of this great nation are once again looking at hard work and dedication as the keys to prosperity, as opposed to taking the handouts that democratic leaders are so fond of allowing. In this case, we see a massive vote of confidence in the America that Trump is attempting to build, with folks who once relied on the government to fund their lives reevaluating that line of reasoning.