Trump can move 2 million people back to work — here’s how

With near record low unemployment and more than 7 million available jobs nationwide, there has never been a better time for reforms that move individuals from welfare to work, and the Trump administration knows it.

In December, the Department of Agriculture issued a proposed rule aimed at cracking down on states’ ability to waive work requirements for able-bodied, childless adults on food stamps.

Current law requires able-bodied adults without dependents to work, train, or volunteer at least part-time in order to receive food stamps. States are allowed to waive the work requirements in areas that have more than 10 percent unemployment, but they’ve used gimmicks created and exploited by the Clinton and Obama administrations to waive these commonsense requirements for as many able-bodied adults as possible.