Tuesday, September 26, 2023

SNAP: what will happen to food stamps if Donald Trump returns to the US presidency

The problems that Donald Trump has before the justice of the United States they don’t seem to stop his desire to love back to the presidency of the country, facing the electoral contest in November 2024. This may please many but it will also create uncertainty for others, especially those who have less. One of the programs that will be questioned if he becomes President of the United States again is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, better known as SNAP, for its acronym in English.

Until 2023, more than 42.5 million people received food stamps. When Donald Trump was the president of the United States, during the period from 2017 to 2021, he caused controversy. by seeking to remove 700,000 Americans from the SNAP program. If his return to the presidency materializes, he could again put as many people at risk.

At the time, their argument was that many SNAP recipients didn’t really need help, given the strength of the economy at the time, as well as the low unemployment rate, before the Covid pandemic hit the entire world.-19. also seeks to tighten labor requirements which has already happened and in fact, the new behavior began on September 1, 2023.

Trump’s legislative proposal at the time was blocked. Now, in new legislation authorized under President Joe Biden, work requirements must be tightened, due to non-compliance with the debt ceiling.

According to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, it is estimated that about 250,000 people between the ages of 50 and 54 will likely lose SNAP eligibility.

Although so far Donald Trump has not talked much about what his government project is focused on SNAP coupons, no analyst sees any obstacle for him to force the re-approval of a law like he wants to establish in 2019. According to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the proposed 2025 bill would have saved the government $5.5 billion over five years.

Economic recession for millions of Americans is inevitable, according to analysts, in addition to that, we must add that inflation in the United States continues to do so.

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