Impeachment Doesn’t Feed Americans, Says a White House Official. Thanks to Trump, Neither Do Food Stamps.

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On Friday, President Donald Trump’s Principal Deputy Press Secretary appeared on Fox News to complain that impeachment proceedings don’t put food on Americans’ tables.

The timing of this statement is…interesting, given that two days ago, the Trump administration announced that it would make it harder for low-income individuals to receive food stamps, quite literally taking food off the tables of nearly 700,000 people. The new rule would require able-bodied adults without children to work at least 20 hours a week to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, which could leave those struggling to find work hungry.

“As you head into Christmas and you head into the holiday season, people are gonna want results from Congress,” Hogan Gidley said on Fox. “And right now all they’re getting is hatred, vitriol, and a sham impeachment hearing that doesn’t do anything to put food on the tables of the American people.”

 

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Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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