Mr. Mulvaney did not specify how work requirements might be phased in for food stamps — or how much it would cost to police such requirements for any of these programs — but he questioned whether everyone receiving help today truly needs it. Food stamp rolls swelled during the recession and have declined only modestly since then as the economy has recovered. The Trump budget proposes cutting the program, used by about 44 million Americans last year, by $191 billion in the coming decade.
There is a second Eric Garner video. It shows not the now-infamous scene that ultimately led to his death — the confrontation with New York Police Department officers, one grabbing Garner around his neck, Garner's body thrown to the ground — but the aftermath. For seven minutes, a disgusted bystander continues to film as Garner lies, unmoving, on the sidewalk, police officers involved in the incident milling around him.
For the record, other lawyers and bankruptcy experts insist that these numbers are not as egregious as they sound, given the complicated circumstances of a municipal bankruptcy as unprecedented as Detroit's.