OP-ED: Food stamp cuts amid escalating inequality: Is this the America we want?

“In late July, President Trump launched a frontal assault on the nation’s cornerstone food assistance program: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Trump’s Department of Agriculture announced its plan to terminate broad-based categorical eligibility, which would end states’ ability to let the food insecure who are just above the federal poverty line access food assistance, stripping states’ autonomy to determine their own economic needs….”

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Publish Date: 09-14-2019

News Outlet: Observer-Reporter

Author: Emily Cleath, Diana Paulson, Dawn Plummer

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