川普的农业部大胆改革, 以农产品, 牛奶,鱼,罐头等直接送到穷人家里来取代粮票, 期望能避免粮票换酒和毒品等滥用

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luxh009
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White House wants to deliver food to the poor, Blue Apron-style

by Tami Luhby   @LuhbyFebruary 12, 2018: 7:49 PM ET

 

 

Think of it as Blue Apron for food stamp recipients.

That's how Budget Director Mick Mulvaney described the Trump administration's proposal to replace nearly half of poor Americans' monthly cash benefits with a box of food. It would affect households that receive at least $90 a month in food stamps, or roughly 38 million people.

 

"USDA America's Harvest Box is a bold, innovative approach to providing nutritious food to people who need assistance feeding themselves and their families -- and all of it is homegrown by American farmers and producers," said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a statement. "It maintains the same level of food value as SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] participants currently receive, provides states flexibility in administering the program, and is responsible to the taxpayers."

Part of the president's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint, the idea immediately sparked concerns and questions among consumer advocates and food retailers. They feared it would upend a much-needed benefit for more than 80% of those in the program.

Here's how it would work:

Instead of receiving all their food stamp funds, households would get a box of food that the government describes as nutritious and 100% grown and produced in the U.S. The so-called USDA America's Harvest Box would contain items such as shelf-stable milk, juice, grains, cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables. The box would be valued at about half of the SNAP recipient's monthly benefit. The remainder of their benefits would be given to them on electronic benefit cards, as before.

The administration didn't detail exactly how families would receive the food boxes, saying states could distribute them through existing infrastructure, partnerships or directly to residences through delivery services.

The proposal would save nearly $130 billion over 10 years, as well as improve the nutritional value of the program and reduce the potential for fraud, according to the administration.

啃桩虫
好主意!
笑薇.
这样就制造了一个购买和分发的管理机构。何来小政府?
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luxh009
所以就什么也不做,任由系统腐烂下去?
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comingBZD
应该有个cost effective 的效果。小政府的目的是减少开支。这个新出的环节肯定比欧吧腐败浪费的钱少得多。
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comingBZD
领福利的就不能滥用福利了。川总的办法好。
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berman1
光養著不行,還得想辦法讓這些人擺脫對政府依賴,出去幹事,哪怕路邊撿拾垃圾都比幹坐家裏好
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spyvsspy001
防君子不防小人, 真要买酒和毒品的人,会拿发的食物去换钱,再买酒
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victor1988
哪用政府管理,农协领着农民就干了,自家产品直接入户,谁不爱干
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tz2000
只要发给各地的Food Bank,可以由志愿者发放
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Mililani
也防了那些领了钱就放到保险柜里的那些喜欢占小便宜的人。
孤独traveler
没用,还是会拿了东西卖钱再该干嘛干嘛,前一阵还有拿食物票卖钱做炸弹的呢