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.
Military.com reports about 751,000 food stamp exchange being done during infantry commissaries in 2015, adding adult to around $80 million in purchases.
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.
1. What if we don’t accept your box one month?
2. What if you’re homeless?
3. What if we don’t have a place to accept mail?
4. What if we pierce frequently?
5. What if we have allergies?
6. What if a box gets wet, or animals get into it?
— Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) Feb 13, 2018