Trump Administration thinks that poor people eat too much
“Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they encounter a difficult stretch. That’s the commitment behind SNAP, but, like other welfare programs, it was never intended to be a way of life.”
He's right. Food stamps were never meant to be a way of life, but that's what happens when jobs don't pay a living wage.
So we are just going to make these poor working people go hungry. That'll fix it.
Speaking as a lifelong taxpayer, I have no problem with poor people getting enough to eat. I've never met a working class person who's felt otherwise. It's only the wealthy elite that thinks poor people going hungry is a good plan.
The USDA said that this was an extension of President Donald Trump’s April 2018 executive order, called “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” that aimed to create more work programs and limit public assistance.
Because the easiest way to reduce poverty is to make people go hungry, amirite?
The USDA said that 688,000 people would lose access to food stamps, but a study from the Urban Institute says that only scratches the surface.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed changes that, if they’d been implemented last year, would mean 3.7 million fewer people and 2.1 million fewer households would have received help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in an average month, according to a new study from the not-for-profit Urban Institute.
An estimated 3.1 million others would receive about $37 less a month in benefits, according to the study.
Changes could also mean that nearly a million students lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches. A USDA analysis released in October found that as many as 982,000 children could be affected by the change.
"Are there no prisons? And the Union workhouses, are they still in operation?"
What's another million hungry children?
I'm sure the proper lesson that they will learn from having hunger pains is to blame themselves for their misery and to work harder.
All those poor people living high on the hog while collecting their $200 a month for food. Shoot. You could retire in luxury on $200 a month, since no one in this country has to pay for their housing or health care, right?
Speaking of health care, poor people don't deserve that either.
According to a report from the New York Times, more than 1 million kids are no longer receiving Medicaid or coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP.
This is in large part because of the Trump administration’s push to stop fraud in the system. That push has led states to require families to prove their financial eligibility multiple times a year, rather than once annually. And given that a lot of Medicaid recipients are transient, they miss critical communications to keep up do date with those requests, ultimately losing coverage, according to the Times.
Sogol Pahlavan, a pediatrician in Houston, told the Times she’s seen the insured rate among her patients decline, and that it could have a negative impact on the community.
“It’s definitely going to affect the community, because somebody ultimately has to bear that cost,” Pahlavan told the outlet. “These kids are still here; their chronic disease isn’t going away just because they’re losing health coverage.”
This past spring Trump proposed to cut federal Medicaid spending by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years, a 27% cut, and called it “Empowers States and Consumers to Reform Healthcare.”