Monday, March 25, 2019

Trump’s Effort to Cut SNAP by Fiat Would Kill 178,000 Jobs Over the Next Decade

By Rachel West and Rebecca Vallas, Center for American Progress 
President Donald Trump’s latest budget blueprint is out, and it again calls for eviscerating nearly every program that helps families afford the basics, including cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—the United States’ largest food assistance program, which helps nearly 39 million people get enough to eat—by a staggering $220 billion, literally shrinking the program by one-third. While presidential budgets are often considered dead on arrival, since they do not themselves become law, one particular proposed cut to SNAP poses an immediate and dangerous threat, given that Trump is trying to sidestep Congress to enact it by fiat. Read the full article here: