Editorial Draft-Lucbe

Trump Plans to Rip Away More Government Help from Citizens 

President Trump has devised yet another horrible plan to save his government money. He plans to cut down on the Food Stamp Program in America. He will attempt to change it for the third time to cut around 19% of benefits from the households in need. This plan could cause around eight thousand low income households to lose all of their previously earned benefits. The original purpose of this program was to help those in need so that they can live and work properly. Without this program, the American citizens will not be able to sufficiently pay for their home necessities and they will be forced to downgrade to the point that they will no longer be able to work correctly which will later end in unemployment. If the program is cut any further, poverty levels will start increasing, as well as the unemployment rates, which would discourage Trump’s previous claims of being successful in decreasing. 

What the government does not favor is the fact that some families are estimated to be receiving more money in food stamps than they require due to the differing costs of living for their area. The president is too busy pondering on the minuscule loss of a few extra dollars to think about how devastating his plan will be to the rest of his country if he goes forth with cutting almost a quarter of the Food Stamp Program funds. 

To make matters worse, even the children of our country have the potential to be personally affected by the President’s plan. 500,000 helpless children will lose the one tiny privilege they were given of discounted school lunches. The President was born into wealth and has never had to endure hunger and stress that is caused when your next meal is indefinite. Many children in America only get the chance to eat a full meal during school because of the fact that their parents and them do not have enough extra money to pay for food anywhere else. Trump’s idea of depriving American children of such a necessity that he will never have to worry about just to save the government some money, is truly sickening.  If congress does go through with President Trumps request, the American citizens will be the ones who will greatly suffer.

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2 Responses to Editorial Draft-Lucbe

  1. P1: I like how you connected Trump’s own plan to diffuse the food stamp program backfiring by creating more unemployment, good connection + good use of rhetorical phrasing and diction
    P2: Again, good use of the negative diction when describing why Trump hasn’t made any effort in fixing the situation-this allows your stance on the argument to subtly shine through the writing without being too obvious
    P3: Bringing up children to further create an argument of ethics here will really stick in your readers mind, however “their parents and them” = “their family does not” would grammatically flow better
    I wonder if this phrase, “Trump’s idea of depriving American children of such a necessity”, is a bit unfair, has Trump declared that this will without a doubt result in the destruction of discounted/free lunches? All in all, very good first attempt, and I liked your topic a lot!


  2. I’ll be back to peer review this one


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