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Trump’s Newest Plan for SNAP Would Trap Workers in Poverty
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Trump’s Newest Plan for SNAP Would Trap Workers in Poverty

Rebecca Vallas discusses how a recent Trump administration proposal would make cuts to SNAP and, furthermore, would be an attack on the school lunch program.

President Trump dealt a scathing blow to the working class last week, announcing another massive regulatory attack on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—commonly referred to as food stamps—that the administration boasts would strip more than 3 million people of food assistance.

What makes Trump’s most recent attempt to slash the safety net not just cruel but also boneheaded is that it’s a blueprint for trapping workers and families in poverty. Let me explain.

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Rebecca Vallas

Senior Fellow