On May 25, 2017 Mother Jones’ Jenny Luna reported “Trump Takes a Big Bite out of His Voters’ Food Stamps”. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps large numbers of people in Red states. “Trump’s proposed cuts to food stamps will by and large hit the states that voted for him the hardest. Louisiana voted overwhelmingly for Trump, as did its Southeast counterparts Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, and Georgia. Out of the 10 states with the highest food stamp use by population, seven voted Republican in last year’s presidential election.” According to Third Way, the budget for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be cut from $6.35 billion this year to $5.15 billion next year. Meals On Wheels is also on the chopping block.
It is sad that any politician would want children, the elderly, disabled or anyone to go hungry.
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