Jeb Bush Would Axe Federal Food Stamp Program In Welfare Overhaul

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January 8, 2016 9:40 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) wants to replace the federal food stamp program with grants that have the same name as his super PAC, Right to Rise.

Bush’s welfare reform plan, which will be unveiled Saturday in South Carolina, would end the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as well as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, according to The Washington Post.

State governments would then apply for federal “Right to Rise” grants to launch programs for low-income residents.

The pro-Bush Right to Rise PAC was launched in January 2015, and the phrase “right to rise” has been a fixture for the candidate on the campaign trail.

“I know that giving states more flexibility will open the door for transformative ideas to eliminate poverty and increase opportunity,” Bush said in a document outlining the plan that was provided to the Post.

The grants would include “work requirements and time limits for able-bodied adults,” according to Reuters.

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