Commentary: Mick Mulvaney Wants to Decide What the Poor Eat for Lunch

Here comes a really terrible public policy idea. The Trump administration wants to deliver nonperishable food directly to America's poor.

Under a plan just outlined by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the federal government would design, prepare, package, and deliver boxed food to 38 million food stamp recipients. Their monthly stamp allotment would fall by half.

The idea bears an alluring name: "USDA America’s Harvest Box." Mulvaney called it "a Blue Apron-type...

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