Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Senator Gillibrand on the Trump Budget

From Senator Gillibrand's FB page:

The President's budget proposal is heartless and immoral in countless ways, but I want to focus on one aspect of it in particular.

President Trump, who lived in a gold-plated luxury tower before the White House, proposes to cut the supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, by $191 billion dollars.

He’s not the first politician to demagogue those who receive these vital benefits. He certainly won't be the last.

Let me help paint a picture of who needs nutritional assistance. It’s more people than you think. 

Whether you know it or not, it is likely you know someone who depends on SNAP.
→1 in 7 families in small towns and rural areas need SNAP to make ends meet.
→1 in 8 families in cities need SNAP to eat
→1 in 6 children in the U.S. live in a home dependent on SNAP
→1 in 10 seniors use SNAP to afford a healthy meal
→1 in 10 veterans need SNAP to get by

The SNAP program is one of the best run and most efficient programs in the federal government. In addition to helping to feed Americans who are hungry, SNAP puts money in the pockets of the farmers who grow and produce food and the small businesses who sell it.

I hope you’ll raise your voice: Share this post to spread the word and stand up for our neighbors, friends, and families who deserve better than to be left behind.

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