Sunday, December 1, 2019

Just in Time for the Holidays: Millions of Americans Could Lose Food Stamps

                                           Good Day World!

The Trump regime is preparing to cripple the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to usher in the holidays.

The goal of the SNAP program is to mitigate hunger and its consequences in the United States. The program was never designed to be a work for food deal.

Trump minions held a three-day comment period last week in preparation for the three new rule changes that will see an estimated 3.7 million people a month no longer getting help, and another 2.2 million would see their average monthly benefit drop by $127 a month.

As if the above wasn't enough harm to hungry Americans, a study released by The Urban League last week showed that in addition to the above consequences, the changes would affect 982,000 students across the country who would lose access to free or reduced lunches.

All of this bad news is just in time for the holidays. It's a Trumpian way to say Merry Christmas to everyone... except the poor and hungry.

The clown in charge of this Grinch-like attempt to ruin people's already challenging lives, is Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who joyfully said it was going to save taxpayer's money.

How's that for justifying taking food out of hungry people's mouths?

What the Trump trolls don't get is SNAP was never intended to make money or to exclude anyone who was hungry. It was a program created on a bi-partisan basis meant to address food insecurity in the nation.

Simply put, food is not a luxury. No matter what Trump and his ilk think.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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