Florida, Like Trump, Considered Saving Money By Cutting Food Stamps

Florida, like Trump, considered saving money by cutting food stamps

It’s not just President Donald Trump trying to cut back on food stamps.

Months before Trump submitted a federal budget that would ax $193 billion from the benefits program, Florida lawmakers earlier this year tried – and failed – to cut money from the state’s share of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, pushing legislation that would have cut off all but the neediest families.

On the federal level, Trump’s proposed 2018 budget would slash about 25 percent of the budget from the program, known as SNAP, over the next decade. Citing decreases in unemployment coupled with “persistently high” SNAP participation since the …

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