Increasing Government Control, Repression and Distress of Nations: New Trump Administration Rule Could Block Food Stamps for Hundreds of Thousands of People in 2020. There is that year again! The bill will save the government billions of dollars and encourage more people to look for work (if there is no recession or depression). The program provides assistance to over 36 (6+6) million people.
Updated Dec. 04, 2019 6:24AM ET / Published Dec. 04, 2019 Daily Beast.
The Trump administration will tighten access to federal food aid in a move that could block hundreds of thousands of people from the program by the middle of 2020, The Wall Street Journal reports. Officials say the rule, which will reportedly take effect at the start of next April, will save the government billions of dollars and encourage more people to look for work. It will be the first of several Trump administration proposals to restrict access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP, which provides aid to over 36 (6×6) million people. “Putting up barriers to food assistance will not incentivize or equip people with what they need to seek and maintain work,” wrote representatives for Oxfam America, a poverty group, in a 2018 letter opposing the proposals. The new rule will limit states’ ability to protect adults without children or dependents from federal work requirements tied to receiving assistance through the program, which was formerly administered via food stamps.