On Tuesday we reported on the Trump administration’s excellent idea to replace a portion of food stamp benefits with boxes of real food that would be more nutritional and cut down on fraud and abuse as well as selling benefits to buy booze, drugs, and tobacco.
— Downtrend.com (@DowntrendCom) February 13, 2018
As soon as the idea came out of Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s mouth you could already hear the puckering of assholes and weeping and gnashing of teeth from the loony left who will stop at nothing to preserve the ability of freeloaders to keep leeching off of working Americans.
Liberals Furious That Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Actual Food https://t.co/Jmopfdp3fV
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) February 13, 2018
According to the Daily Wire “Liberals Furious That Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Actual Food”:
In his big budget proposal on Monday, President Trump offered a novel idea: Instead of giving people in need government stamps they can redeem for food, why not just give them actual food?
As you might guess, liberals were enraged by the notion. How dare Trump try to take away food stamps from hungry people and give them — of all things — food!
Here’s how the liberal HuffPost saw it: “Facing a trillion-dollar deficit because of his just-passed tax cuts, President Donald Trump has an idea for how to get some of that money back: making poor people eat beans and rice.”
Oh the humanity!
Incapable of being able to process that simple idea that if something is given away free then those who are on the receiving end have no right to bitch about it, the left is in a tizzy today.
Under a proposal from the Trump administration, most SNAP recipients would lose much of their ability to choose the food they buy with their benefits. https://t.co/tQgRcLj1am
— NPR (@NPR) February 12, 2018
Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, a hunger advocacy group that also helps clients access food-assistance services, said the administration’s plan left him baffled. “They have managed to propose nearly the impossible, taking over $200 billion worth of food from low-income Americans while increasing bureaucracy and reducing choices,” Berg says.
He says SNAP is efficient because it is a “free market model” that lets recipients shop at stores for their benefits. The Trump administration’s proposal, he said, “is a far more intrusive, Big Government answer. They think a bureaucrat in D.C. is better at picking out what your family needs than you are?”
It isn’t clear whether the boxes will come with directions on how to cook the foods inside. “It could be something that [SNAP recipients] don’t even know how to make,” notes Miguelina Diaz, whose team at Hunger Free America works directly with families to help them access food aid. “We deal with different people of different backgrounds. Limiting them by providing them a staple box would limit the choices of food they can prepare for their families.”
A really good solution for that would be to teach the chiselers how to read freaking English!
The always reliable anti-Trump Washington Post chimes in with “The ‘Blue Apron’ SNAP proposal showcases the worst of the Trump administration”:
Can’t you just taste the freedom?
Speaking of freedom, the lack thereof is the more pernicious problem this new budget proposal presents. The willingness to patronize and otherize American citizens has been a staple of a number of Trump administration policies (hello, immigrant crime memo!), but this is a standout.
Republicans have already intimated that they would like to ramp up the work requirements attached to receiving welfare and medical aid. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker is moving to institute drug tests for food stamp recipients. But the Harvest Box proposal takes the dignity out of seemingly the only dignified benefit our safety net still retains: the ability to decide for oneself what one needs, to exercise a modicum of choice, to maintain at least a slight sense of independence even when circumstances are hard.
Lastly, the monkeys in the great Twitter peanut gallery were screeching and throwing dung:
BREAKING: Trump to replace food stamps with Tide Pods.
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) February 14, 2018
Trump’s Harvest Box proposal is a pure fuck-you to poor people. Ignoring the reality of food deserts, it perpetuates a myth that those who need nutrition assistance spend it on junk. That may be the entire point, since it’s utterly impractical to execute. https://t.co/eiQGfNXxvx
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) February 13, 2018
Really big government: the Trump administration wants a government bureaucrat to decide what SNAP recipients eat. Parents will no longer decide their children's meals. They'll get pre-fab food boxes instead. Oh, and no fresh fruits and vegetables. https://t.co/2bx5UaLCpI
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 13, 2018
"As a single mother who relied on food stamps to help feed my boys, I can’t overstate how offensive this proposal is," Rep. Barbara Lee tweeted. "Low-income families need more access to fresh produce & healthy foods, not less." https://t.co/nhh4YuAsvC
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 14, 2018
Trump wants to cut Food Stamps and replace it with a delivery box of government canned goods to save money; while giving fucking huge tax breaks to the wealthy!
Holy Trump's "Let Them Eat Cake" Shit balls
— LiberalLecter❄️ (@LiberalLecter) February 14, 2018
These boxes of canned food and cheap cereals are really stupid. We don’t need big government telling people what food to eat. They should put these boxes on the menu at the Trump Hotel and let food stamp users do their own shopping.https://t.co/YNISXAIigc via @politico
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) February 13, 2018
In case you missed it, the President wants to replace food stamps w/ food boxes – because apparently poor people shouldn't be allowed to make choices about what they eat.
This is humiliating, paternalistic, and cruel. https://t.co/PPoWNa4ZWw
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) February 13, 2018
Soo trump is trying to replace food stamps with monthly food boxes? THATS THE LAST FUCKING STRAW ! GET HIS ASSSS OUT OF THE FUCKING OFFICE IMMEDIATELY ! i don’t even get stamps but I know people that do sooo why tf would y’all even think of doing this dumb ass shit!
— ShantiBabi✨ (@gawjvss) February 14, 2018
While others who aren’t blinded by liberal bias make some damned good points on why this is a great idea:
If Obama proposed dumping food stamps and bringing in fresh, great-tasting food for folks on welfare, the liberals would LOVE it. Trump proposes it and they lose their minds — So predictable
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) February 14, 2018
Donald Trump's "Nasty" Budget proposes replacing food stamps with actual food? Great idea! This means the children of irresponsible caretakers who trade their EBT cards for beer, cigarettes and drugs might actually get to EAT! Do it for the children!#TuesdayThoughts #FatTuesday
— Cari Kelemen (@KelemenCari) February 13, 2018
Trump wants to cut out food stamps & replace them with boxes of non-perishable foods.
This is awesome!
No more abusing the program on steak & lobster. If you don’t like the free food you are receiving, then bust your ass like the rest of us & get a job.
— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) February 13, 2018
Living in Philly, I see people abuse their food stamps all the time. They’ll buy booze, cigarettes, and energy drinks with them. Some will even sell their food stamps for real money. All with YOUR tax dollars. Trump’s not wrong for fixing this broken system.
— Mark Lutchman (@marklutchman) February 14, 2018
Replacing #FoodStamps with #FoodBoxes would save us $129Billion and STOP the ever growing abuse of reselling Food Stamps for drugs, alcohol and weapons. The resale also funds terrorists overseas! #Trump https://t.co/JlYozVfaD6
— ❤️GemMar333❤️ 🙏God 💙Police 🇺🇸Military (@GemMar333) February 13, 2018
Why does replacing food stamps with food so anger liberals?
If you want to raise people up from poverty, you have to make them Uncomfortable in their poverty" ~ Ben Franklin.
He got it over 200 years ago.https://t.co/1eyjlDTqQH
— Funkytown (@hotfunkytown) February 13, 2018
Not to come across as being totally insensitive to the needs of the poor and in recognition that at times, people really do need a helping hand but that hand should not feed them for life. It is unfair to those who actually have to work for a living to have to subsidize an indolent class of parasites who have no inclination to get off of their lazy asses and go out to find jobs.
These are the last people who should be bitching about what’s in their food boxes, if they don’t like it, go to work and then they can pick what you want to eat when the money is coming out of their own pockets.