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Pre packaged rations made by a private company that someone from the administration will make money off.
Yes but to be fair it's a scam where some Trump Campaing contributors will get the contract, collect inflated fees and send out absolute garbage, maybe even literal.
See Puerto Rico's food contracts for preview.
Can’t wait to head down to the cafeteria to enjoy an MRE from 1978!
Edit: Ok, ok. Maybe they’d be from 1981. But we’ve had a stockpile of billions of those [nutritional biscuits](http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/features/food/
) for decades. Maybe they’ll be serving them as well.
They were also paranoid about the rationing of healthcare under Obama. Of course thats not what was happening. This food box idea is dumb for a thousand different reason.
Prepacked food sounds like low grade cardboard with a lot of sugar and food coloring and preservatives and flavor enhancers.
"But it's cheap!", right?
But I'm not against prepacked food per se. If it consists of healthy food then I'm all for it.
Good news, the government has increased the chocolate ration to 20 grams.
16 Lan777 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/13/white-house-proposes-delivering-food-boxes-instead-of-food-stamps.html
If the current administration were capable of doing this then it would be a great SUPPLEMENTARY PROGRAM to food stamps that people in need could elect into given they were at least given a few choices in what came in the box and it wasnt just a 48-pack of great value brand soup cans but actual food. Along with the current food stamp program which affords people and families the freedom to still be able to pick what they eat, it could help people that perhaps don't have access to a good grocer or people working multiple jobs that still require food aid for them or their family.
Problem is, based on this admins current track record and staff roll, I jave serious doubts that they would be capable of pulling it off. Also, based on the rhetoric and recent policies implemented, I have doubts that the primary purpose would be to provide nutritious meals but instead it would be to do the barest minimum and still underfund it because of the view many far right conservatives hold that poverty is by and large a personal failure that shouldn't be rewarded.
It's important to note that this is a FAR right view because even people like Paul Ryan have attested that sometimes you get stuck in poverty and that it isn't necessarily because of laziness.
My first thought is what if someone is poor and has food allergies/intolerances? Would that be accounted for? Or would they get told to just bootstrap themselves?