June 10, 2017

How Trump plans to hurt the food stamp program


  • Donald Trump wants to charge retailers a fee for accepting food stamps as payment from the poor.
  • The food stamp fee would be reassessed every five years.
  • Budget office predicts $2.4 billion in new revenue from the fee, which is seen hurting independent grocers more than big chains.
  • Separately, the Trump administration is proposing $191 billion in cuts over the next decade to the food stamp program.

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

Only a criminal would charge stores for serving the poor. sounds like a clear case of extortion to me. In RI those folks might walk into the store with a baseball bat and rifle the cash register. And what Presidnet Toxic Dump is doing is the equivalent.