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Under Obama, being on food stamps was portrayed as “cool” and even something to aspire to. After all, one could get lobster and a host of other luxury food items via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Obama administration urged everyone who could remotely qualify to enroll. In fact, Obama vastly expanded food stamps eligibility and the number of food stamp recipients.
What American taxpayer living on a budget wasn’t thrilled to subsidize the indulgent appetites of the nation’s pajama boys and government-dependent Julias? A vast number, as it turned out, including Trump voters.
President Trump campaigned, in large part, on reining in the economy-crushing policies of his predecessor, and he won, again in large part, on that platform. Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced new rules that would begin to undo the damage Obama did to SNAP, and, of course, the left lost their minds.
In a move that will knock hundreds of thousands of people off the federal food stamp rolls, the Trump administration on Wednesday formally tightened work requirements for the program that helps feed more than 36 million Americans.
Eligibility for food stamps, known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is based on a formula that takes into consideration family size, citizenship status, household income and certain expenses. It can apply to individuals as well as families.
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Trump is seeking to kick millions of families and children off food assistance.
Meanwhile, he's preparing to send another $14 billion to big agribusinesses to offset the damage from his trade war.
His values are clear: Welfare for corporations. Hunger for American families. https://t.co/v0VAR8ZC8X
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 5, 2019
My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48.
I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved.
Now, many people will.
It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most. https://t.co/WOrYvhfPj4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 5, 2019
You're a liar https://t.co/6qMvzcxZkL
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 6, 2019
Parents with children will not lose assistance, or the elderly.
— Candy Robinson (@CandyRobinson18) December 6, 2019
Only a putz like Schiff could butcher clearly articulated facts. Either no conscience or suffers from cognitive slippage and/or selective perception. Per WSJ, only an est of 688,000 able bodied, childless adults ages 18-49 will be affected.#thisguyneedsashrink
— reggiedunlop (@reggied38537101) December 5, 2019
— Jim (@Ifitsthisname) December 5, 2019
“I was a student.” You legit thought writing “student” everyone would think you were a child.
You were 19 and a Sophomore at Boston University.
Food stamps? Stop pic.twitter.com/0sLg8VEKcX
— I Yam What I Yam (@Nvr4Get91101) December 6, 2019
Cry me a river…this is merely asking people who are between 18-49 who are able bodied to get a damn job! As a single parent when my kids were young I worked 40+ hours to not have to rely on the government to feed us. It’s not asking too much for people to work 20 hours
— Teresa Keefer (@TKeeferAuthor) December 6, 2019
This woman is such a liar & fraud. She knows full well that Trump’s new food stamps policy only applies to people between the ages of 18 & 49 who are childless and not disabled. So it wouldn’t have affected her sob sorry.
She preys on the ignorant to stir up hatred & division
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) December 6, 2019
The rule applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents.
The rule wouldn’t apply to parents with minor children, the elderly, or disabled people.
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) December 6, 2019
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