Republicans Are Kicking People Off Food Stamps

The budget resolution passed by the House on Thursday will push millions of already struggling people off food stamps, leaving the neediest Americans—children and the elderly among them—without food. The $4.1-trillion budget will take over $150 billion away from several poverty programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps low-income people keep food on…

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson speaks in support of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to reduce food stamp benefits for parents who do not work at least 80 hours a month or meet other requirements to get trained for a job and apply for work, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)