Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 | 2 a.m.
It's only right to care about our society's most vulnerable: our children (as the Nov. 3 letter "Tell your leaders to save SNAP" argued). The Trump administration wants to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps). A report by the Children's Defense Fund shows that about 13 million kids in our rich country — about one in five — live in poverty.
And yet President Donald Trump's 2017 tax law spent almost $2 trillion in tax cuts over the next 10 years for the wealthiest individuals and large corporations. This, while Federal Reserve data show that roughly 4 in 10 Americans would struggle to cover a $400 emergency expense.
We must speak up, and supporting SNAP is a step in the right direction.