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Thread: Buried in TRUMP BUDGET, "FOOD BOXES" to replace 'food stamps' (SNAP)

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    Buried in TRUMP BUDGET, "FOOD BOXES" to replace 'food stamps' (SNAP)

    BOXED. All prepared. Salt, sugar, chemical, preservative laden foodstuffs non-perishables in boxes and cans even powdered milk for babies. Really?

    Replicating the (expensive) 'fresh food' gourmet business models delivered to your door? BRILLIANT, inspired, genius--private business model. Yeah, sure that'll work.


    Trump pitches plan to replace food stamps with food boxes


    By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    02/12/2018 09:32 PM EST

    The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps.

    White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday hailed the idea as one that kept up with the modern era, calling it a "Blue Apron-type program" — a nod to the high-end meal kit delivery company that had one of the worst stock debuts in 2017 and has struggled to hold onto customers. Mulvaney said the administration’s plan would not only save the government money, but also provide people with more nutritious food than they have now.

    The proposal, buried in the White House’s fiscal 2019 budget, would replace about half of the money most families receive via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, with what the Department of Agriculture is calling “America’s Harvest Box.” That package would be made up of "100 percent U.S. grown and produced food" and would include items like shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, canned fruits and meats, and cereal.

    But America’s Harvest Box, which USDA contends would save over $129 billion over 10 years, is not very comparable to startup meal-delivery companies like Blue Apron. For one, the Trump administration’s proposal doesn’t include fresh items, like produce or meat, which are the core of Blue Apron and its competitors. Such products perish quickly and are incredibly expensive to ship.

    Asked about how delivery would work, USDA spokesman Tim Murtaugh clarified that states would “have flexibility” in how they choose to distribute the food to SNAP recipients. In other words, the federal government almost certainly would not be picking up the tab for any type of Amazon-style delivery system. “The projected savings does not include shipping door-to-door for all recipients,” Murtaugh said...


    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...43245?lo=ap_b1


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    The proposal would bring a fundamental change to a program that for the past 40 years has allowed recipients to use SNAP benefits at grocery stores as if they were cash. SNAP provides an average of $125 per month to 42.2 million Americans.

    42.2 million means ONE in EIGHT of us is receiving SNAP
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    BOXED. All prepared. Salt, sugar, chemical, preservative laden foodstuffs non-perishables in boxes and cans even powdered milk for babies? Really?

    Replicating the (expensive) 'fresh food' gourmet business models delivered to your door? BRILLIANT, inspired, genius--private business model. Yeah, sure that'll work.


    Trump pitches plan to replace food stamps with food boxes


    By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    02/12/2018 09:32 PM EST

    The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps.

    White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday hailed the idea as one that kept up with the modern era, calling it a "Blue Apron-type program" — a nod to the high-end meal kit delivery company that had one of the worst stock debuts in 2017 and has struggled to hold onto customers. Mulvaney said the administration’s plan would not only save the government money, but also provide people with more nutritious food than they have now.

    The proposal, buried in the White House’s fiscal 2019 budget, would replace about half of the money most families receive via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, with what the Department of Agriculture is calling “America’s Harvest Box.” That package would be made up of "100 percent U.S. grown and produced food" and would include items like shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, canned fruits and meats, and cereal.

    But America’s Harvest Box, which USDA contends would save over $129 billion over 10 years, is not very comparable to startup meal-delivery companies like Blue Apron. For one, the Trump administration’s proposal doesn’t include fresh items, like produce or meat, which are the core of Blue Apron and its competitors. Such products perish quickly and are incredibly expensive to ship.

    Asked about how delivery would work, USDA spokesman Tim Murtaugh clarified that states would “have flexibility” in how they choose to distribute the food to SNAP recipients. In other words, the federal government almost certainly would not be picking up the tab for any type of Amazon-style delivery system. “The projected savings does not include shipping door-to-door for all recipients,” Murtaugh said...


    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...43245?lo=ap_b1
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    BOXED. All prepared. Salt, sugar, chemical, preservative laden foodstuffs non-perishables in boxes and cans even powdered milk for babies? Really?

    Replicating the (expensive) 'fresh food' gourmet business models delivered to your door? BRILLIANT, inspired, genius--private business model. Yeah, sure that'll work.


    Trump pitches plan to replace food stamps with food boxes


    By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    02/12/2018 09:32 PM EST

    The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps.

    White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday hailed the idea as one that kept up with the modern era, calling it a "Blue Apron-type program" — a nod to the high-end meal kit delivery company that had one of the worst stock debuts in 2017 and has struggled to hold onto customers. Mulvaney said the administration’s plan would not only save the government money, but also provide people with more nutritious food than they have now.

    The proposal, buried in the White House’s fiscal 2019 budget, would replace about half of the money most families receive via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, with what the Department of Agriculture is calling “America’s Harvest Box.” That package would be made up of "100 percent U.S. grown and produced food" and would include items like shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, canned fruits and meats, and cereal.

    But America’s Harvest Box, which USDA contends would save over $129 billion over 10 years, is not very comparable to startup meal-delivery companies like Blue Apron. For one, the Trump administration’s proposal doesn’t include fresh items, like produce or meat, which are the core of Blue Apron and its competitors. Such products perish quickly and are incredibly expensive to ship.

    Asked about how delivery would work, USDA spokesman Tim Murtaugh clarified that states would “have flexibility” in how they choose to distribute the food to SNAP recipients. In other words, the federal government almost certainly would not be picking up the tab for any type of Amazon-style delivery system. “The projected savings does not include shipping door-to-door for all recipients,” Murtaugh said...


    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...43245?lo=ap_b1

    actually that makes sense Food vs Food stamps that have been found to have been used for items other than food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    actually that makes sense Food vs Food stamps that have been found to have been used for items other than food.
    You can use anything to buy anything on a 'black market'!! If you ever drove to WALMART at around midnight on the night folks SNAP cards are being refilled, see how many are buying makeup or sporting goods or ammo for their GUNS.

    Your ability to PUNISH the few is only surpassed by your ignorance of the many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    You can use anything to buy something! If you ever drove to WALMART at around midnight on the night folks NAP cards are being refilled, see how many are buying makeup or sporting
    goods of ammo for their GUNS?
    In your home state

    12 charged with running $20 million food stamp fraud scheme | Miami Herald


    oops.. Thanks for playing. So it would make sense to give Food instead of Food Stamps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    In your home state

    12 charged with running $20 million food stamp fraud scheme | Miami Herald


    oops.. Thanks for playing. So it would make sense to give Food instead of Food Stamps.
    Put their asses in JAIL and make them examples!! YES, of course it happens. MY GOVERNOR BILKED MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, BILLIONS of $. In the meantime for some perspective, $20 million is 7-8 trips to MAR A LAGO for a Trump trip right up the road from where these criminals operated.
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    Yes, and they used to call them "govt. commodities."



    And gee, what could go wrong?

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    And you know, they could pick up their food right there at work: Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Put their asses in JAIL and make them examples!! YES, of course it happens. MY GOVERNOR BILKED MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, BILLIONS. In the mean for some perspective, $20 million is 7-8 trips to MAR A LAGO for a Trump trip right up the road from where these criminals operated.
    I agree with you 100% But they could not have committed this fraud if we DIRECTLY gave the food to the recipient.

    Trump has the right to Go to his home.. Just as every other president did.

    Only 1 president never invited a foreign leader to their home who was that (hit #44) at least when Trump is on vacation many times he is conducting Business with Leaders of the world.. Not members of the PGA leaderboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    What a moron!
    Psst....he really doesn't think poor people should be eating at all.
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