Yeah, this'll work out just great. Take away half people's benefits, replace it with food they of course did not choose and might not even be able to eat -- milk for the lactose-intolerant, peanut butter for the hideously allergic-- and I'd not be surprised if it were for all practical purposes impossible for most of The Poors to actually physically GET the fucking boxes in the first place: picking up that 20-pound box will be done someplace not within walking distance and miles from the nearest bus line and even if there is transit options available, good luck schlepping that big bulky box home by yourself.Kwix wrote: ↑13 Feb 2018, 17:35I like that the existing commodity food programs are slated to be rolled into this.
Of course, being government:According to the Politico article the source of this new and innovative plan was:How much does the program
In FY 2017, Congress appropriated $375.4
million for TEFAP - $316 million to purchase
food and $59.4 million for administrative support
for State and local agencies.
In addition to USDA Foods purchased with
appropriated funds, TEFAP distributes ‘bonus’
foods purchased by USDA to support
agriculture markets. In FY 2016, $305.52 million
of such foods were made available to TEFAP(USDA spokesman)Murtaugh said the concept was developed internally at USDA.
To paraphrase something I read elsewhere: this administration keeps finding new depths of patriotism I never knew I had, and outraging them.
Our country was never perfect and always did a lot of cruel and unjust things, but it was never so openly, widely, needlessly cruel. And growing crueler.