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When you're right, you're right. Trump deserves condemnation for this attack on the poor. AOC has been on the front lines of poverty. She speaks from experience. This is clearly a step backwards from her vision of 'A Just Society'.

 

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-blasts-trump-administration-for-cuts-to-food-stamps-sharing-that-her-family-mightve-just-starved-without-them/ar-BBXQ11H?ocid=spartanntp

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York slammed the Trump administration on Thursday over new changes to the food stamps program that will cause nearly 700,000 people to lose access to the welfare program. 

The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a rule, which would tighten work requirements for able-bodied adults enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). According to The Department of Agriculture, this would leave up to 688,000 people without food stamps as a result of the change.

Ocasio-Cortez hit back at the Trump administration on Twitter over the new rule, explaining that her family once relied on the program when her father died.

"My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48," she wrote, referring to the acronym for the electronic benefits transfer which is provided each month through a debit-like card.

"I was a student," she continued. "If this happened then, we might've just starved."

"Now, many people will," she said. "It's shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most."

Some college students who benefit from SNAP worry that new work requirements would make juggling work and education virtually impossible. Carlina, a 35-year-old full-time San Jose State, told San Jose Inside that trying to balance a part-time job with enough hours to qualify for food stamps while also devoting time to her studies will only become harder under the new requirements.

"It's really hard to get out of that hole when you have to be in the hole to get help to begin with," she said.

Changes to the program would also deliver a blow to retailers like Walmart, Target, Kroger, and dollar stores that depend on billions of dollars in food-stamp spending every year.

The USDA said that Americans redeemed about $61 billion in SNAP benefits last year, more than half of that total having been spent at larger stores like Walmart and Target.

 

 

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That could be your mom. Don't let her starve.

 

 

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Able bodied Adults without dependents shouldn't be able to use the waiver loophole.

Once again the loons are trying to make it look like Trump is taking food from Children.

Work 20 hours a week or attend job training classes  for free food, man that's hard on people.

Saving a Billion dollars a year that can then be used to provide food for  more people that qualify for free food is Fine with me.

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1 minute ago, Hankk said:

Able bodied Adults without dependents shouldn't be able to use the waiver loophole.

Once again the loons are trying to make it look like Trump is taking food from Children.

Work 20 hours a week or attend job training classes  for free food, man that's hard on people.

Saving a Billion dollars a year that can provide food for  more people that qualify for free food is Fine with me.

But at the same time trump is giving the swampy agribusiness farms $16 billion to make up for the losses he himself caused with his trade war. 😝

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Just now, harryramar said:

But at the same time trump is giving the swampy agribusiness farms $16 billion to make up for the losses he himself caused with his trade war. 😝

So you don't want people to work if they can?

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