Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Breitbart reports US Department of Agriculture statistics showing food stamp usage is down in 46 of 50 states. They attribute this to improved economic conditions there which reimposes a requirement for work or study by all able-bodied adult recipients.
The only four states that did not see declines in food stamp enrollment are Alaska, Kentucky, Montana, and Illinois. Each of those states reported slight gains in SNAP enrollment.
Of course, some of the general decline also may be illegal immigrants who are afraid their usage of SNAP (aka food stamps) will bring them to the attention of ICE and result in their expulsion. Such fear is quite reasonable. Meanwhile, avoiding SNAP makes being an illegal immigrant here less attractive, no bad thing.