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— Karl Marx

Trump’s USDA Steals Food from Kids

Sep 16, 2019

What used to be called food stamps, now the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), faces new cuts. A proposed rule change will hit kids hardest.

Currently, family eligibility for SNAP equals student eligibility for free school lunches. The 2 programs–food stamps and school lunches–are linked. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants separate apps–more red tape!

Right now, at some schools, 40 to 60 percent of kids get food stamps at home. Currently, in these situations, the school district can get free breakfast AND lunch for every kid at the school. When nutrition is better, kids learn! The USDA coldly says this rule change will cut half a million kids from the school lunch program, “saving” 2 billion dollars!

This country’s wealthiest–who likely never missed a meal–benefitted from 1.5 trillion dollars in federal tax cuts since 2017. THEIR government wants to pay for THAT by stealing food from kids. This truly turns the stomach!