July 25, 2019 | IFA Staff
Although the headlines and top news are usually full of allegations and criticisms of the President, meanwhile some very important changes are happening within our government.
One very basic biblical principle is the importance of work in providing basic needs for ourselves. (See Prv 12:11; 14:23; 18:9; 21:5)
Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture proposed closing a loophole that allowed for automatic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to be conferred to people who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The loophole was highlighted by a millionaire in Minnesota who enrolled and received benefits in order to highlight the government waste.
According to the USDA, “This proposal gives USDA the ability to save billions of dollars, ensuring nutrition assistance programs are delivered with consistency and integrity to those most in need.” Secretary Sonny Perdue, a committed Christian who participates in weekly Bible studies with other Cabinet leaders, commented, “For too long, this loophole has been used to effectively bypass important eligibility guidelines. Too often, states have misused this flexibility without restraint. The American people expect their government to be fair, efficient, and to have integrity – just as they do in their own homes, businesses, and communities. That is why we are changing the rules, preventing abuse of a critical safety net system, so those who need food assistance the most are the only ones who receive it.”