It remains to be seen what Republicans will do to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) while they control both chambers of Congress and the White House, but this might be an early indication.
House Republicans have released a review of the program that calls for telling people what to eat.
The GOP majority on the House Agriculture Committee released a two-year review of the program on Wednesday that stops short of making specific policy recommendations, but hints at areas where Republicans could focus: strengthening work requirements and perhaps issuing new ones, tightening some eligibility requirements or providing new incentives to encourage food stamp recipients to buy healthier foods.
"There's nothing off the table when it comes to looking at solutions around these areas where we think improvements need to be made," the committee chairman, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Plainly, "tightening eligibility requirements" means kicking people off the program or preventing them from ever enrolling in the first place.
In some states it's already nearly impossible to enroll in the program if you so much as own an old, used car, because even meager assets count against you. Republicans could theoretically make it even more difficult to enroll.
They won't eliminate the program entirely because, as much as they'd rather not admit it, the food stamp program is a massive subsidy for farmers and the greater agricultural industry. With that said, it is likely that they will take steps to project the idea that they're preventing those people from taking advantage of the program. You know, those lazy people in the inner cities.
Changes they make to the program will be racially motivated. It always has been.
If you consider that the Trump regime will be a kleptocracy, it's reasonable to assume the "incentives" that promote healthy eating will be directed to whoever lobbies for them.