Talk about a fucking desperation pander to Teabagistan. The Washington Post reports:
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling for an end to the federal food stamp program as part of a proposed revamp of the nation’s welfare system.
Bush would end the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, generally known as food stamps, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Instead, state governments would be able to apply for new federal “Right to Rise” grants to pay for programs launched to assist lower-income residents.
“I know that giving states more flexibility will open the door for transformative ideas to eliminate poverty and increase opportunity,” Bush wrote in a document outlining his plan released Friday morning.
Bush’s “Right to Rise” grants take their name from a super PAC he helped launch last year to help his presidential campaign. On the campaign trail, he has said that improving Americans’ “right to rise” through the economic ranks is a central part of his political work.
Because we can totally trust the red states on public assistance programs.