HomePoliticsNEVADA: HUGE DROP IN WELFARE UNDER TRUMP AMID ECONOMIC BOOM Politics NEVADA: HUGE DROP IN WELFARE UNDER TRUMP AMID ECONOMIC BOOM July 9, 2019 Rob Lauer Political Reporter As Nevada’s unemployment breaks below 4.2% from a high of 13.7% back in October 2010, Nevada’s welfare system has seen a huge drop in demand. From a high in 2016 of 438,940 people receiving SNAP benefits, money to help buy food, down 10% down to 390,000 for 2018. But Nevada has taken in 300,000 more people over the last 6 years. So even with a 10% surge in population, the drop in food welfare benefits over the same period is actually a bigger deal than the numbers actually reflect. The government reported unemployment numbers down to just 4.2 in March of this year. And hidden in the numbers of SNAP are thousands of illegal aliens and refugees who qualify through their U.S. born babies to receive the benefits. According to FAIR US, there were over 200,000 illegal aliens residing in Nevada as of 2012. One recent estimate puts the number of illegal aliens in Nevada at over 300,000 now. There are now over $6 Billion in projects under construction currently and or planned just in Las Vegas. Number of People on Snap in 2008 – 162,743 Number of people on Snap 2016- 438,840 Source NV Department of Welfare According to the SNAP annual report: SNAP benefits are funded with 100% federal monies. Administrative costs for SNAP are 50% federal and 50% state funds. The monthly average number of persons participating in SNAP in SFY 16 was 438,330. The total amount of SNAP benefits issued to Nevadans in SFY 16 was $627,536,099, which averaged $119.30 per month, per individual. Facts: #1. If you own a Mercedes, $10 million in income property, a million dollar 1st home, you can access SNAP benefits. #2 If an illegal alien couple has an American born child (an anchor baby) they can access SNAP benefits. The problem, as you can see, the average payout is only $119.30 per month for food for one person to survive on. Imagine trying to survive on $119 per month to buy your food. That’s $1.25 per meal and you can’t buy $1 happy meals at McDonald with your snap card. So if we really want to help the needy, we need to cut out the greedy.