Food Stamps are an important aspect of American welfare, and they have been utilized in many forms over the course of the last seventy years. This is a hidden indicator of how the country is performing economically. The correlation is fairly simple, the less food stamp usage, the more economic stability. As of May 2019, 18,093,759 households were participating in the food stamp program. While this number could be lower, it is the lowest it has been since 2010.
The economic freedom that has sparked the lessening of food stamp dependence in the United States has been due to the work performed by the Trump Administration. This administration has placed emphasis on allowing families to enjoy higher wages and move out of a period of economic struggles.
These families are able to provide for their children and grow their individual wealth. This wealth is portrayed by the lessening of welfare programs and the reduction of the overall cost to our government. This allows more money to be put into continued growth and rebuilding of important infrastructure around the country.
In addition to more emphasis being placed on growth, this only adds to the amount of available jobs for struggling families. We are seeing a resurgence of industrial and manufacturing jobs that allow hardworking Americans to maintain steady employment. This cycle is the backbone of Capitalism and it shows how constant growth can lead to the improvement of the quality of life for so many American men and women.
President Trump and his administration is still ironing out trade deals that will allow this economic stability and growth to continue long after his tenure as President has ended. Families are starting to see how they can afford to invest in their future and allow their children to flourish. Food Stamps may seem like a simple and trivial indicator of economic performance, but the reduction of their usage is a direct result of a strong economy.