President Trump is tired of people taking advantage of the welfare system.
Trump and his administration are looking to readjust how inflation is accounted for in the “official poverty measure” according to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The resulting change could cause the poverty level to rise at a slower rate.
An administration official shared that the current system hasn’t been changed in 40 years. An update to current standards could change how much others rely on the government for assistance.
“Millions of able-bodied, working-age adults continue to collect food stamps without working or even looking for work,” Trump has previously said. “Our goal is to move these Americans from dependence to independence, and into a good-paying job and rewarding career.”