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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:16 PM

Trumps budget hits poor Americans the hardest

Source: Washington Post

President Trump proposed a budget Monday that hits the poorest Americans the hardest, slashing billions of dollars in food stamps, health insurance and federal housing subsidies while pushing legislation to institute broad work requirements for families receiving housing vouchers, expanding on moves by some states to require recipients of Medicaid and food stamps to work.

The Trump budget proposal would gut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, by $17.2 billion in 2019 — equivalent to 22 percent of the program’s total cost last year. It calls for cuts of more than $213.5 billion over the next decade, a reduction of nearly 30 percent, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

In addition, Trump is proposing a full-scale redesign of SNAP, which provides an average of $125 per month to 42.2 million Americans. For the last 40 years, the program has allowed beneficiaries to use SNAP benefits at grocery stores as if they were cash. Under the budget proposal, the Department of Agriculture would use a portion of those benefits to buy and deliver a package of U.S.-grown commodities to SNAP households that receive $90 or more in assistance each month, using the government’s buying power to obtain common foods at lower costs.

“This budget proposes taking away food assistance from millions of low-income Americans — and on the heels of a tax cut that favored the wealthy and corporations,” said Stacy Dean, president for food assistance policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “It doesn’t reflect the right values.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/12/trumps-budget-hits-poor-americans-the-hardest/?utm_term=.223f9b1abe63

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UpInArms Feb 2018 OP
SamKnause Feb 2018 #1
UpInArms Feb 2018 #2
SamKnause Feb 2018 #3
Matthew28 Feb 2018 #13
FiveGoodMen Feb 2018 #4
SamKnause Feb 2018 #5
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #19
Ohiogal Feb 2018 #6
jodymarie aimee Feb 2018 #10
haele Feb 2018 #7
FreeStateDemocrat Feb 2018 #8
jodymarie aimee Feb 2018 #9
Vinca Feb 2018 #11
tanyev Feb 2018 #12
Bengus81 Feb 2018 #14
2naSalit Feb 2018 #15
appalachiablue Feb 2018 #16
Liberal Veteran Feb 2018 #17
Jedi Guy Feb 2018 #18
Beacool Feb 2018 #20
Dr_Pretorius Feb 2018 #21

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:19 PM

1. They want us to die !!!!

They hate poor people !!!!

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:21 PM

2. Those statements seem to accurately reflect the reality, Sam

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:25 PM

3. They intentionally keep us poor.

They intentionally make us jump through hoops.

They don't want to improve our lives.

They are so afraid we might have a nickel to spare.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:26 PM

13. Yep

They intend to make 90% of this country poor serfs and just let the rich rule over us as our masters. That is what the republicans intend to do.

We better relearn the lessons of the early 20th century or we're going to be rebuilding everything again.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:25 PM

4. Or they want us begging

"The comfort of the rich depends on an abundant supply of the poor" -- Voltaire

Make us all poor and helpless and desperate ... and they've got their slave class back.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:28 PM

5. They won't catch me begging.

Death would be a sweet release.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:08 PM

19. No, they want a servant class so desperate for work they will serve the wealthy

like in developing countries with massive income inequality. Republicans rise up by stepping on the heads of others.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:41 PM

6. It literally kills them

to see a needy person get help from the government. They give you this bs line about "enabling dependency".

Yeah giving $100 a month in food stamps really enables dependency! Those recipients are far and away too coddled with their ramen noodle suppers from the Dollar Store!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:04 PM

10. read my comment further down....

$15 a month in WI.....maximum...

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:43 PM

7. As Stalin said "тот, кто не работает, не ел"

Paul - or his transcribers - was a right mean bastard when it came to his supposed faith and his correspondence.
People throughout history like to cherrypick those damn letters to the Cornithians and Thessalonians, but when reading in both entirety and context, it's pretty obvious that for the most part he's discussing discipline or "works" in his worship of Jesus, not in the day to day real world.
As the old saying goes "the Devil can quote scripture". And Egos in search of causes love to listen to the Devil when scripture is quoted.

Haele

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:57 PM

8. The poor in West Virginia will support PINO again in 2020, if he's not in jail.

 

Fox Spews will put a cherry on top of this shit-burger and the minions will eat up, asking for another.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:02 PM

9. He is doing what Walker has done in the last 8 years

A single adult gets $15 a MONTH in FoodStamps. Pennies a day. That is the max. Now, the entire country gets to eat as well as we do.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:13 PM

11. Because WWJS?

Who would Jesus starve? But Don's a good Christian - so sayeth the evangelical idiots.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:25 PM

12. And Trumplicans who need these services think it will apply to everyone except them.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:38 PM

14. Every $1.00 that Trump takes from food stamps,Medicare,Medicaid,housing is a buck the top 1%

can STUFF in their wallet. When is he coming for social security?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:49 PM

15. My past nine months of homelessness

are directly related to this admin and they have been trying to push into going postal every day... if you're poor, they hate you jut as much as everyone else who isn't them and they want us to die and disappear.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:53 PM

16. Surplus population, useless eaters to them, now more than ever

with 8 billion global population and AI. When do the T4 Programs begin?
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Poverty is the worst form of violence ~ Gandhi

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:29 PM

17. Quelle surprise. -nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:39 PM

18. The sad thing is that this isn't shocking at all.

After a little more than a year, we're so numbed to the viciousness and cynicism of this "administration" that this is just more of the same.

The contrast between this and the eight years of class, dignity, and compassion that Obama gave us could not be more stark. When this starts affecting the poor among Trump's supporters, they'll still find some way to blame Obama/Hillary/Democrats/progressives. Or, in their terms, the lib'ruls. Ugh.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:51 AM

20. The man has the moral compass of a slug.

Mulvaney makes me sick too. Despicable men who care nothing about helping people.




P.S. Thank you to the kind person who gave me a heart.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:06 AM

21. Shocker.

Didn't see that coming.

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