Federal Government Spent More on Food Stamps in 1 Month Than Trump Is Requesting For 1 Year For Our Wall

Those who are against President Donald Trump and his proposed border wall argue that our federal government does not have the money in their annual allotted budget to fund the wall, however a little research proves that this is not the case at all.

Conservative Tribune reports:

On Friday, CNS News Editor-in-Chief Terence P. Jeffrey pointed out a staggering statistic: Despite constant foot-dragging in Congress, the sum requested by Trump for the southern border security wall is just a drop in the bucket compared to how much the nation spends on food stamps.

“The federal government spent more money on the food stamp program in October, which was the first month of fiscal 2019, than President Donald Trump now wants the Congress to approve for the border wall for the entirety of fiscal 2019,” Jerrfrey wrote.

It was then confirmed by the Department of the Treasury that our country’s federal government dished out $5,892,000,000 on food stamps via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program… in just a single month.

“In November, according to the statement for that month, the federal government spent another $5,428,000,000 on the food stamp program, bringing the total so far for fiscal 2019 (after only two months) to $11,320,000,000 — or an average of $5,660,000,000 per month,” Jeffrey stated.

When all was said and done, more than $68 billion was funneled into the government assistance program during (the fiscal year) 2018.

President Donald Trump requested around $5.7 billion for an entire year… this is equivalent of just a single month of SNAP payments.

“That is $181,643,000 less than the federal government spent on the food stamp program in the month of October alone and about one twelfth (or 8.3 percent) of the amount the government spent on the food stamp program for all of fiscal 2018,” Jeffrey stated.

Conservative Tribune reports:

Beginning in fiscal year 2010, the SNAP program has cost at least $65 billion annually, or an average of $5.4 billion or more monthly, according to federal government data.

These facts fly in the face of lawmakers who have repeatedly insisted that America can’t afford the wall project to safeguard the border.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called $5 billion for the wall “exorbitant” on Wednesday.

“(T)he president held out for $5 billion for his wall, at the exorbitant cost of $31 million per mile, straight from the American taxpayer’s pocket,” he stated.

Schumer didn’t give a specific amount as to what he felt was appropriate to put toward securing our country’s borders.

10 Comments on Federal Government Spent More on Food Stamps in 1 Month Than Trump Is Requesting For 1 Year For Our Wall

  1. The amount spent on entitlements for illegals in one year could pay for the wall on the Southern border and get enough of a start on one on the north. Congress sets aside over 1 trillion for their discretionary spending. Tap some of that pork money and build the wall.

  2. Someone wrote a few days ago that Congress spent more than that monthly on various “necessities” when Obama was in office and thought nothing of it. Don’t forget that congress has long ago named YOUR money in Soc. Sec. and Medicare as “entitlements”. They have misspent it and I recently found out they they have put much from both accounts in their own personal pockets.

  3. Deep State traitors are everywhere!The evil liberal demoncrat Commie Nazi party at work here!FAKE NEWS!GOP House of RINOs!Don’t forget the RINOs(Pense,Gowdy,Ryan,Romney,Sessions,Flakes, Roberts, etc) to name a few!Drain the rat infested Swamp, Pres Trump!

  4. Food Stamps should be for those who really need them…but for those who can work – then they need to do that! One other point that I feel strongly about is that illegal immigrants should not get one dime in welfare, food stamps, housing or Social Security….not one dime. GO HOME! If you want to come here, apply and come in legally and we will do all we can to help…in the meantime solve your own country’s problems so we can afford our wall.

  5. no FOOD STAMPS for ILLEGAL ALIENS! how much money is given to “ILLEGAL ALIENS” for food? BUILD THE DAMN WALL & let immigrants come in LEGALLY or stay in their own countries & clean up their own messes & stop bringing their messes with them! we’re “FOOLS” for feeding these people!

  6. Subject: Oath Accountability Act

    DECEMBER 30, 2018

    DEAR OATH ACCOUNTABILITY:

    THE DEATH OF THIS CALIFORNIA COP IS ON THE HANDS OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN, RICK SCHUMER, NANCY PELOSI, BARACK OBAMA, SHEILA JACKSON LEE AND THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!………….

    WE AMERICAN CITIZENS WANT CRIMINAL CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST ALL OF THE ABOVE!

  7. ‪Soros and his minions the NAZI Commie Demoncrat liberals party are responsible for this treasonous act against the sovereignty of the United States!Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law these NAZI Commie Demoncrat libs post haste, President Trump!‬

  8. I work for the county of L.A. The food stamps program has grown 3 times the amount it was this time last years. The county of LA has passed out food stamps to 6 million refugees that are illegals in my state. I didn’t ask for this. I can’t make ends meet. I have a family of five. I don’t qualify. a family of refugees gets $800 a month in food stamps plus $3000 a month in cash. The illegals get more than my family and I work hard for my money. I was fired yesterday for speaking out about this not doing the right thing. I have filed a lawsuit.

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