Pres. Trump: Welfare Reform Next Big Priority After Tax Overhaul

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President Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The White House has already begun work on one of Trump’s next priorities: welfare reform. He said changes were “desperately needed in our country” and that his administration would soon offer plans. In October, Trump said at a Cabinet meeting that welfare reform was “becoming a very, very big subject, and people are taking advantage of the system.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

November 24, 2017
OAN Newsroom

President Trump hints at welfare reform as his next major initiative after the tax overhaul clears Congress.

During a cabinet meeting earlier this week, the president said his administration will unveil several proposals on the welfare reform soon.

Analysts speculate a reform would boost efficiency of the social benefits system, and help bring down the ballooning federal budget spending.

Previously, President Trump noted many people take advantage of the welfare system.

“We’ll be submitting plans on health care, plans on infrastructure, and plans on welfare reform — which is desperately needed in our country — soon after taxes,” announced the president.

The Trump administration has proposed adding work requirements to social benefits programs in an effort to crackdown on abusers of the welfare system.