Turns out, Feds spent more in ONE month on food stamps than what’s needed to fund border wall

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Over the course of fiscal year 2018, the U.S. government spent more per month on doling out food stamps to the allegedly impoverished than it would cost to end the ongoing government shutdown.

In September of 2018 alone, the last month of fiscal year 2018, the government spent $5.16 billion on the fraud-plagued Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or roughly $0.16 million more than the $5 billion President Donald Trump seeks for a southern U.S. border wall.

The total SNAP spending for 2018 was $68,493,000,000.  Divided by 12 months, this means the government spent an average of $5.70 billion per month on food stamps.

Based on records kept by the U.S. Treasury Department, these numbers call into question the sincerity of Democrats who claim Trump’s wall would be a waste of money.

“I think it’s a waste of money. It just fans Trump’s illusions. No, I am not going to support $5 billion or money for a wall,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders asserted last week to CNN.



Plenty of other Democrats have echoed this rhetoric, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, California Sen. Kamala Harris and New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


Yet every one of these Democrats is a staunch supporter of America’s wildly unaccountable and frequently abused welfare system, which in October of fiscal year 2018 doled out $5.89 billion in food stamps. That’s $0.89 billion more than the president seeks for the wall.

That’s likewise $181,643,000 more than the $5,710,357,000 in border wall funding that House Republicans appropriated in a last-minute spending bill  passed late last week.

Because of obstruction from Schumer and his Democrat allies, the bill remains stalled in the Senate.  The government entered into a partial shutdown last Saturday morning as a result.

The following chart from CNS News offers a visual interpretation of all these numbers:

Democrats refuse to help Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pass the bill because they believe the $5.71 billion in border wall funding amounts to a glaring waste of money.

But as noted earlier, these same Democrats support America’s abused welfare system. And this matters in part because actual Americans aren’t the only ones abusing the system.


Investigations by the Center for Immigration Studies and Judicial Watch have found that illegal immigrants also collect food stamps — sometimes by the “vanload.”

In fact, a startling CIS report from two years found that in some cases illegal immigrants receive even more food stamps than actual American citizens.

But again, Democrats don’t seem to care, which is a fact many on social media find aggravating:

As of Thursday the Democrats had still shown no willingness to pass the spending bill or even simply compromise with the president. Meanwhile, more money continued to be siphoned off into the pockets of illegal immigrants thanks to America’s Democrat-supported welfare system.

It’s been estimated that illegal immigration costs America at least $113 billion annually. That too is far more than the $5 billion Trump seeks to once and for all secure the nation’s southern border.



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