Conveniently left out this portion that I found when looking into the numbers having to do with SNAP as well...What a nice way to say millions have been kicked off food assistance.
All those free-loading children. Priorities!
"The Trump administration also released a “public charge rule” last month which would deny green cards to immigrants or make it harder for them to obtain them if they have a history of using welfare benefits such as food stamps."
And no one is surprised.
“In the absence of significant change, if we lose SNAP benefits, we can expect increases in both” food insecurity and poverty, she said.
As many as 500,000 children also could lose eligibility for free school lunch program, Waxman cautioned. That’s because states that automatically enrolled people to receive SNAP benefits, also enrolled children in the household to receive free school lunches.
Under the proposed rule, 9 percent of households nationwide that currently receive food stamps would no longer qualify for those benefits, but that percentage could be much higher in certain states.
So yeah I'm not a fan of taking food away from people that need food stamps, would it be great for everyone to be self sufficient and not need them, sure but that's not happening unless we overhaul portions of our society. When you have to spend more of your monthly budget when you are just riding that poverty line to just survive because you have to spend it on food rather then saving it or climbing out of debt that isn't exactly going to help the situations that these people are in.