A season’s greeting from the Trump administration: New work requirements for food stamps

Barbara H. Bergen
December 25, 2018

Read this letter to the editor as originally published in Los Angeles Times.

To the editor: Bravo to The Times for a straightforward explanation of the Draconian efforts of the Trump administration to limit the use of food stamps by a segment of the population who may need them to eat.

It harks back to the season’s Ebenezer Scrooge, who denied help to the needy, preferring to send people to workhouses or, better yet, have them die to decrease the surplus population.

After exploding the national debt and providing bountiful corporate welfare in its tax cut, how does this administration now have the nerve to limit people’s access to food? What have we come to?