The sad state of our country and society means that millions of Whites depend on food stamps to feed their families – it’s gotten so bad that you’ll even see middle class men and women swiping the sadly-infamous card in stores.
Of course you can go the Cuckservative route and criticize these poor people, but just remember that we’re not given dedicated social workers at the moment of birth like the Colorfuls, we don’t have churches that look out exclusively for us like the Colorfuls, and we no longer have easy means to work hard to elevate our incomes.
That being said, you would think that EBT would let us provide the best chance to give our children healthy diets without having to resort to processed filth and “enriched” rubbish that isn’t fit to feed a stray dog.
Well, it once did – until the “evolved” Trump and the Republican Party came along…
The Trump administration is proposing a major shake-up in one of the country’s most important “safety net” programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Under the proposal, most SNAP recipients would lose much of their ability to choose the food they buy with their SNAP benefits.
The proposal is included in the Trump administration budget request for fiscal year 2019. It would require approval from Congress.
Under the proposal, which was announced Monday, low-income Americans who receive at least $90 a month — just over 80 percent of all SNAP recipients — would get about half of their benefits in the form of a “USDA Foods package.” The package was described in the budget as consisting of “shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables.” The boxes would not include fresh fruits or vegetables.
A friend of mine once told me that you always want to focus the majority of your shopping along the outside perimeter of standard grocery stores.
Think about it, in this area you get your fruits, veggies, eggs, dairy, bakery-style breads, fresh cuts of meat, and drinks that aren’t just sugar-infused poisons – the aisles closest to the perimeter usually have your bottled water and frozen veggies.
This GOP plan would basically eliminate the ability of those on food stamps to use these healthy areas of stores – think a version of Soylent Green except with Doritos and cans of refried beans in place of green people-wafers.
Currently, SNAP beneficiaries get money loaded onto an EBT card they can use to buy what they want as long as it falls under the guidelines. The administration says the move is a “cost-effective approach” with “no loss in food benefits to participants.”
The USDA believes that state governments will be able to deliver this food at much less cost than SNAP recipients currently pay for food at retail stores — thus reducing the overall cost of the SNAP program by $129 billion over the next 10 years.
How about cutting the number of fighter jets and tanks bound for Israel?
Or how about stopping the aid packages meant for Cheddar Man’s descendants in Africa?
This and other changes in the SNAP program, according to the Trump administration, will reduce the SNAP budget by $213 billion over those years — cutting the program by almost 30 percent.
According to Dean, from CBPP, the Trump administration wants to trim an additional $80 billion from the SNAP program by cutting off about 4 million people who currently receive food assistance. Most of them live in states that have decided to loosen the program’s eligibility requirements slightly. Under the administration’s proposal, states would no longer be able to do so.
And there goes the ability of middle class Whites to try to build a safe and healthy life for their children.
Now they’ll have to decide whether survival in the expanding ghettos is worth the benefits of a container of fresh blueberries, or whether escape to the suburbs is worth a life of ramen noodle dinners washed down with cheap toxic soda.