In late December, Trump doubled down on his executive order, despite the new evidence that it didn’t accomplish its stated goals. His administration announced that they will propose a new policy to limit states’ abilities to exempt SNAP recipients from work requirements. Similar policies were proposed in the Republican version of the Farm Bill, but were thankfully removed in the version that passed.

This is another effort on the part of Republicans to keep poor and brown people clinging to the edge of survival—studies have shown that work requirements disproportionately affect people of color. Not that any of this matters to Trump and his ilk. After all, the more poor people die young from insufficient access to food and healthcare, the fewer people there are to vote against the GOP.