The Trump Era, as this time and place will certainly become known, will be remembered as a time in which Americans once again turned toward the tenets of self-sufficiency and pride in their work.
Sure, that sounds a bit cliché, and it certainly would pass for the copy in a Chevy truck ad, but that’s not to say that it isn’t true. There’s just something inherently wild about having Donald Trump leading our nation from behind that desk in the Oval Office, and it’s pushing Americans to work harder and smarter in 2018.
In many ways, Trump epitomizes the American dream. He’s a man who took a humble inheritance and used it to propel himself to the grandest stages on the planet, all from his tower in New York City. Now, Trump has eclipsed even his own real estate empire to become The President of The United States, further solidifying whatever “American Dream” characteristics he had already established for himself.
With this new attitude, the American people are growing confident, and getting back to work in unprecedented ways. Now, new data reports that Americans are also turning away from the government assistance lifestyle that became ever so popular during the Obama years.
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Food stamp enrollment dropped by more than 1.3 million in just two months, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The USDA data reveals that the number of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plunged from 41,374,348 in December 2017 to 40,032,131 in February 2018—a decrease of 1,342,217.
Food stamp enrollment has dropped by more than half-a-million for the second month in a row in fiscal year (FY) 2018; last month’s data showed that 608,039 discontinued their participation in SNAP.
Using the latest data from the USDA, here is the breakdown of how many people discontinued their SNAP benefits each month of fiscal year (FY) 2018:
October to November- 4,015,110
November to December- 358,242
December to January- 734,178
January to February- 608,039
There is no doubt that this change of heart within the American people is coming at an excellent time. National pride is soaring, consumer confidence is through the roof, and the stock market has been tearing down longstanding records for well over a year now.
Is this the refocusing of American talent? In many ways, we would like to say yes, but there is also another bit of drama at play.
Donald Trump has our nation’s back. He will stand tall in the face of global adversity and say “no, we’re America, and this is how things are done”. Whether you love him or you don’t, he’s out there telling the world to get out of your way, and out of our way, collectively as Americans. This insurance policy is key to the continued innovation that we hope to see within the confines of this great nation.