Trump’s Proposed Cuts To Food Stamps Would Hit Military Families Hard

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On Feb 12, a Trump administration due slicing a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), differently famous as food stamps, by $17 billion in 2019.

In a White House lecture on a budget, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced Trump’s intentions to cut a volume of food assist given to SNAP recipients who accept some-more than $90 per month in advantages — about 81 percent of recipients — and reinstate it with “America’s Harvest Box,” a unchanging supply of government-sourced nonperishable food items. SNAP helps feed millions of people, including thousands of infantry families who accept a advantage — and a Pentagon has pronounced in a past that such a cut would strike tough on them.

“If we are on food stamps, and we are able-bodied, we need we to go to work,” Mulvaney pronounced in a past. However, he declined to discuss that families with active-duty use members use food stamps as well. A 2016 news from a Government Accountability Office found that about 23,000 active-duty infantry used food stamps in 2013, a many new year for that such information were available.

If we are on food stamps, and we are able-bodied, we need we to go to work, Mulvaney a href=https://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/05/24/proposed-food-stamp-cuts-would-hit-military-families.html target=_blanksaid/a in a past. However, he declined to discuss that families with active-duty use members use food stamps as well. A a href=https://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678474.pdf target=_blank2016 report/a from a Government Accountability Office found that about 23,000 active-duty infantry used food stamps in 2013, a many new year for that such information were available.

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Military.com reports about 751,000 food stamp exchange being done during infantry commissaries in 2015, adding adult to around $80 million in purchases.

Military.com a href=https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/02/14/how-presidents-food-stamp-cuts-would-impact-military-families.html target=_blankreports/a about 751,000 food stamp exchange being done during infantry commissaries in 2015, adding adult to around $80 million in purchases.

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Critics of a new offer worry that a boxed food wouldn’t accommodate families’ dietary needs — for example, families with mixed children or people who are allergic to certain foods.