Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Warnings That Millions More Could Go Hungry as Trump Pushes $4.5 Billion in Food Benefit Cuts

From Common Dreams:

In its latest potentially devastating attack on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a proposal that would slash food stamps benefits by $4.5 billion over five years, a move analysts warned would increase hunger for millions of low-income families.

The new plan, announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), would cut food benefits for nearly 20 percent of the millions of households that use SNAP to afford groceries.

It's all connected to how much SNAP recipients can deduct for utility costs to qualify for benefits.  Specifics are outlined here: