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Will Poor Whites Still Support Trump If Food Stamps Are Cut?

Will Poor Whites Still Support Trump If Food Stamps Are Cut?

One of Trump‘s most loyal voting blocs are non-college-educated whites and blue collar whites, many who live in poverty and require public assistance. With whites being the largest group to receive social services, like food stamps, will this change now that the Trump administration has a drastic plan to slash food stamps? ...

Yahoo reports, “New rules proposed by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would see stricter work requirements for food stamp eligibility, and change the way 40 states enroll families into the program, officially called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).” ...

Approximately 20 million households need food stamps and even with the help of SNAP many families still struggle to put food on the table. There are more white people who are assisted by federal assistance programs than any other demographic in the United States, but it remains to be seen if taking food off their plate will make them change their minds as voters. A study from 2018 found that Trump’s support among non-college-educated whites was one of the main reasons he won in 2016. However, it was more about racism than their own pockets, especially since Obama saved our own economy ...

Iowa State University sociologists Ann Oberhauser, Daniel Krier, and Abdi Kusow explained, “Economic distress is not a significant factor in explaining the shift in Iowa voters from Democrat to Republican between 2008 and 2016. The election outcomes do not signify [a revolt] among working-class voters left behind by globalization.” ...

Yep, even losing social services may not shift votes. As Trump said, “I love the poorly educated.”

https://newsone.com/3895306/poor-whites-trump-food-stamps/
Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:36 PM (66 replies)

"Don't mess with me!"

Nancy Pelosi (Badass- CA)
Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Dec 5, 2019, 12:11 PM (28 replies)

Media 2 weeks ago: You're taking too long! Media Today: What's the rush?

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:58 AM (1 replies)

If only male candidates qualified for the next debate, would you be ok with that?

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:12 PM (35 replies)

Now that Harris is out, the trolls will next start ramping up attacks on Biden re: Anita Hill

Wait for it.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:43 AM (67 replies)

Take Heart! Schiff and the Intel Committee got all kinds of records without anyone knowing about it

Can you imagine what Maxine Waters, Elijah Cummings, Carolyn Maloney, and Richie Neal have come up with while no one was looking?
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 11:28 PM (3 replies)

Remember this: if it weren't for the 2018 Blue Wave, Devin Nunes would be House Intel chair

Elections have consequences. Serious consequences.

VOTE BLUE, NO MATTER WHO in 2020!
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:47 PM (9 replies)

In case anyone still doesn't get it

https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1201931955002052608
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:32 PM (5 replies)

Chuck Todd: "Kamala's proof if you haven't dreamed of being president your whole life, don't do it"

Yes. He said that.

We all know that if she HAD behaved as if she wanted to be president her whole life, she'd have been "too ambitious."

Kimberly Atkins countered with an excellent point. "How many times have you heard someone say, 'I like Kamala Harris, but I don't think a black woman can win in this environment.' or 'I like Kamala Harris, but I'm not sure people will vote for a black woman.' We need to be willing to acknowledge the role those 'buts.' played in this race."
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:00 PM (16 replies)

Lovely tweet from Yang about Harris

https://twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/1201943539355209732
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:35 PM (6 replies)
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