A new budget proposal from the White House would not only cut funding to benefit programs for America’s poorest families, but would also make it more difficult for stores to accept food stamps from people in need.
One provision in the proposal would force stores that accept food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, to pay a fee, costing businesses a staggering $2 billion over the next decade according to CNBC.
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The Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget says the fee would first be collected when businesses sign up to accept food stamps, and would have to paid every five years after that. The amount of the fee is still vague: According to the administration, it would be calculated based on “the size and type of the retailer.”