Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss the Trump administration’s plan to overhaul the food stamp program.
Under reform, the government would require states to enforce work requirements. The target: able-bodied adults with no dependents.
“I know it’s in vogue for everyone to hate the president,” Star said, “but he’s doing some amazing things for the poor, and this is one of those things..to say ‘Hey, we’re going to give you a little nudge. We’re going to give you a little help. Let’s open up the economy in your own lives so that you can prosper.'”
The crisis isn’t the poor, Star said. It’s mostly able-bodied, non-working men. They’re mostly “disconnected from family, and we’re rewarding this behavior.”
Why are fewer people on food stamps now than when Barack Obama was president? Listen to Star’s response.