Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.
News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.
You privileged, elitist pricks.
Anyone who reads this and believes that food stamps are not enough to get by on is ignorant. Being on food stamps is not suppose to be pleasant. It is suppose to provide you with the bare essentials to survive. Food stamps are also not suppose to be permanent! Food stamps are suppose to get you by for a while until you can get back on your feet. My point is if you don’t like food stamps, GET A JOB.