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Making Hungry Kids Fund Tax Cuts
Republicans Raised the Deficit to Make the Rich Richer
After tearing apart immigrant families until shamed by international outrage, President Trump and his party have now turned to endangering vulnerable American children.
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, if House Republicans get their way, more than two million people, many of them young children, will lose access to the food stamp program known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The farm bill that passed by a two-vote margin on Thursday includes tougher work requirements and new eligibility restrictions that would make it much more difficult for families who need food assistance to get it.
The Agriculture Department administers SNAP. If the president gets his way, SNAP would be moved to the Department of Health and Human Services. And the name of that department, which already oversees other social programs like Medicare and Medicaid, would be changed to include the word “welfare,” which holds about the same amount of appeal for Republicans as “Communists” once did....To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper