A White House plan to cut food stamps by 25% over a decade has conservatives freaking out, even though Trump’s GOP critics aren’t going away.
The proposal to eliminate food stamps for low-income families and people who live in rural areas is a disaster for the poor and rural communities.
This is going to be a massive hit on poor people, the poorest Americans in this country,” Republican Senator Ted Cruz told Fox News on Sunday.”
It’s not just a good idea, it’s going to cost us billions of dollars in lost tax revenue and it’s a massive cut for low income families,” he said.
Cruz also pointed out that the food stamp program provides assistance for families with children, which is another benefit of the program.
But Trump’s proposal would cut the assistance in half for everyone but the elderly, the disabled and people with preexisting conditions.”
If you’re going to cut assistance for people in the lowest income bracket, and I’m not saying this is a good thing to do, it would be a disaster,” Cruz said.”
I’m going to go after the poor.
And you’re not going to hear me talking about the wealthy or the rich, rich people, and billionaires, or big business,” he added.
But other Republicans were not as harsh.
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price said Trump’s “unprecedented attack on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” is the wrong way to address the food insecurity crisis.”
We need to stop this.
We need to get our food stamps back,” Price said.