We saw Donald Trump’s utter cold cruelty at the border when he ordered nursing infants snatched from their mothers’ arms. As President Joe Biden’s administration digs into its massive job of squeezing all the fetid swamp juice out of the government, more and more boils of cruelty float to the top. We just learned of this.
When people do not have jobs, they do not eat. Republican legislators should try existing just one week as our fellow Americans have. Overhead cameras showed six lanes of cars extending as far as the eye could see waiting for just one box of food. One in five children in this great wealthy country of ours lived in poverty. How many mothers went without dinner in the U.S.A. so that their children would have enough to eat?
In the Trump era, the man who would be king implemented a rule to limit people from entering the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). This is the program that used to be called food stamps.
America experienced the highest rates of unemployment and food insecurity in decades, according to many experts in food insecurity. Trump’s rule was first announced in April 2018 and kept food assistance from unemployed adults including veterans.
President and CEO of MAZON Abby Leibman, welcomed the shift, calling it a return to normal and basic decency.:
‘I am encouraged by the Biden administration’s efforts to expand food access for all people experiencing hunger by reversing harmful policies advanced by the prior administration.’
‘USDA should have never sought to prevent unemployed individuals from the food assistance they need, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity and decimated the economy, causing people to lose their jobs, incomes, and livelihoods. The Biden administration’s return to normal — basic decency of assisting those in need — is a welcome change from the past four years.’
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling regarding the Trump SNAP requirements for “able-bodied adults without dependents.” The Court let the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) walk out of its appeal.
Keep in mind that when food stamps were first introduced, they were the bare minimum people needed to survive. With the millions of unemployed Americans, the nation has been experiencing the highest levels of food insecurity, which is a nice way of saying people do not know where their next meal will come from, since the Great Depression.
The Biden administration is working to reverse the “harmful and discriminatory Trump-era restrictions to nutrition assistance, eliminating systemic racism and sexism that drives people to hunger, centering marginalized voices and vulnerable groups in the fight against hunger.”
‘As the Jewish community approaches the Passover holiday later this week, we are reminded of the call to ‘let all who are hungry come and eat.’ Ensuring that every person in this country has enough to eat should never be a controversial position.’
‘and we look forward to building on today’s ruling to deepen our government’s commitment to end hunger. Hunger is not an individual problem. It is a matter of political will, and we look forward to working with the Biden administration and Congress to advance and implement the structural solutions that will ensure that no one in America faces hunger in this land of plenty.’
Leibman also noted that the Biden-Harris Administration had placed anti-hunger measures upfront. MAZON’s goals for the new Administration were released in this statement:
‘As we begin a new chapter in our nation’s history, we are grateful that the new Administration has demonstrated an understanding of the breadth and depth of hunger in America and the federal government’s vital role in responding to it.’
‘We see this most clearly in its centering of hunger in its COVID-19 response plan. President Biden and Vice President Harris clearly recognize that addressing food insecurity will not only help millions of Americans who are struggling now — it will also help our economy recover from this crisis.’
MAZON‘s CEO continued:
‘MAZON has long understood that millions of Americans need assistance but are barred from the life-saving support of programs like SNAP, due to arcane technical and systemic barriers. We are confident that the new Administration understands that expanding SNAP must be at the center of their anti-hunger plan, and we are eager to work with them to remove barriers to nutrition assistance facing military families, those living on Tribal lands, and households headed by single mothers.’
Liebman ended on this high note:
‘We know that it’s possible to end hunger in the United States and we look forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration and the 117th Congress to realize our shared vision that no one faces hunger in this land of plenty.’
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