Recent coverage from The Hill affirms that Americans who benefit from food stamps could possibly be facing significant changes.
Potential New Adjustments for Food Stamp Recipients
The Trump administration’s proposed plan would enact several alterations in what Americans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can purchase. Firstly, people who consume more than $90.00 per month from SNAP would get a USDA food package to replace half of SNAP’s benefits. If the White House’s plan succeeds, the food package shall comprise canned vegetables and fruits, cereal, milk, beans, pasta, and peanut butter.
Over 80% of SNAP beneficiaries consume more than $90.00 of government benefits each month.
Potential Aftermath of SNAP Alterations
The White House’s foregoing proposal has considerable economic upsides. Over the next decade, SNAP-related government spending would decline by $129 billion dollars. The plight of excessive government spending and mounting debt concerns many Americans.