American civil rights activist Sherwood Ross says US imperial presidents are acting like kings after the government’s plan for cutting food stamps program for millions of Americans.
“The cuts of food stamps program is one of the most cruel and devastating actions that the United States government to take against its own people,” Ross said in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
“President Obama in so many ways is worse than George Bush, but we have had one imperial president after another, who operate like kings, who care nothing for humanity whether at home or abroad,” he added.
Millions of food stamp recipients in the United States will see their benefits cut from the beginning of November.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be cut because a temporary measure to increase food stamps expires Oct. 31.
The country’s weak economy and the high rate of unemployment have caused a growing number of people to rely on the SNAP program. Some 48 million Americans are using food stamps each month, half of them children and teenagers.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average benefit is currently about $275 per household per month and a family of four with no changes in circumstance will receive $36 less per month.
“American people have got to realize that what the government does abroad it will also do at home,” Sherwood Ross said.
“As the government runs the world killing and destroying as the United States has done and has killed perhaps 20 or 30 million people since 1950 then it cannot be expected to show any toleration or consideration to the population at home,” he added.