Why the Trump administration is wasting billions on a failed program for the poor and middle class

By NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Trump administration’s attempt to cut off food assistance to millions of Americans is a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars, experts say.

In an editorial published on Friday, The New York Times called the administration’s decision to halt payments to states and localities a “dereliction of duty.”

“The administration is taking a huge risk, especially when it comes to the millions of people who depend on food stamps,” the editorial said.

“We cannot wait any longer.

We must stop it.”

The Trump Administration is now the first in the modern era to discontinue the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program that provides cash aid to low-income Americans.

Under the program, millions of the nation’s poorest Americans receive benefits.

But the program was hit by a devastating recession, resulting in cuts to food stamps that are more than 70 percent.

The cuts were made as part of a sweeping $1.4 trillion federal budget deal that passed last week.

Food stamp recipients are now facing a huge increase in food insecurity, with a recent report finding that over 2 million families in the U.S. face food insecurity as a result of the recession.

As of late March, more than 13 million people in the country were receiving food stamps.

The cuts come at a time when the U,S.

economy is on the rise.

The economy expanded 2.7 percent in the third quarter of 2018, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.4 percent.