Trump Plans to Rip Government Help from Citizens
SNAP gets snapped by the United States Government. President Trump’s administration has devised a devastating plan to save their government some money. They plan to cut down on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in America established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Trump administration 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, just in Wisconsin alone 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 in need will not be able to sufficiently pay for their home necessities, and eventually, they will be forced to make a decision between feeding themselves and their families and finding ways to get to work. This lack of funding will cause hard working Americans to soon become unable to successfully work. 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. These helpless children will soon be looking into empty refrigerators at home while also having nothing to bring to school for lunch time either. The President was born into wealth and has never had to endure the hunger and stress brought upon when your next meal is indefinite. Instead of cutting the funding for SNAP, the Trump Administration should look at cutting other programs like funding a search for oil. Hungry children should not be thought of after money, yet if this plan is passed, they will be. Many of America’s children worry so much about being able to eat lunch at school because they don’t want to feel left out and hungry. 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 decides to go through with President Trump’s administration’s request, the American citizens will be the ones who will greatly suffer.