Today the White House unveiled a budget proposal that would slash spending on the needs of low-income Americans. The cuts include a $182 Billion reduction to SNAP, the nation’s largest nutrition assistance program. While unlikely to become law this year, this proposal signals the president’s priorities for the coming decade.
Celia Cole, CEO of Feeding Texas issued the following response:
“The President’s budget proposal is uninformed and short-sighted. If enacted, these cuts would take food away from millions of our most vulnerable neighbors, increasing their suffering and decreasing their long-term health and productivity. The lives and fortunes of low-income Americans should not be used to score political points. The President’s budget mocks our national responsibility to care for one another.”