Trump To Sign Farm Bill Giving Subsidies to the Rich While Cutting Food Assistance for Hungry Americans | PressReleasePoint

Trump To Sign Farm Bill Giving Subsidies to the Rich While Cutting Food Assistance for Hungry Americans | PressReleasePoint

Thursday, December 20, 2018
WASHINGTON – On the same day President Trump will sign legislation allowing the wealthiest farmers, their relatives and millionaire city slickers to receive even more taxpayer-funded subsidies, his administration has announced plans to cut vital federal food assistance to hungry Americans.

“At the very same time that President Trump is enriching the largest and most successful farmers — and their distant relations — with unlimited farm subsidies, he is also launching a new front in his war on America’s hungry,” said EWG President Ken Cook.

Most Americans believe we should assist family farmers who are truly in need of it, and help feed our hungry neighbors, not send unlimited taxpayer-funded checks to millionaires and wealthy beach bums,“Most Americans believe we should assist family farmers who are truly in need of it, and help feed our hungry neighbors, not send unlimited taxpayer-funded checks to millionaires and wealthy beach bums,” Cook said. “But Trump is always eager to give his fellow fat cats a hand and doesn’t care about struggling family farmers and those who don’t have enough to eat.”

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Trump is also attempting to cut SNAP benefits to the poorest Americans.