Federal Poverty Level

 

IMPORTANT: SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE OMB REGARDING THIS ATTEMPT TO HURT POOR PEOPLE AT THIS LINK BY MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21st.

In the far simpler days of 2001, when the President of the United States didn't suck up to genocidal dictators and thank Russia for helping him win the Electoral College, an episode of The West Wing aired entitled "The Indians in the Lobby".

I was instantly reminded of the scene above* (in reverse) when I read this story by Justin Sink at Bloomberg News:

The Trump administration may alter the way it determines the national poverty threshold, putting Americans living on the margins at risk of losing access to welfare programs.