Skip to comments.Foodstamp Program Shutdown Imminent?
Posted on 10/15/2013 3:28:46 PM PDT by Fettigator
When over the weekend, a Xerox "glitch" shut down the EBT system, better known as foodstamps, for nearly the entire day across 17 states leaving millions without "funding" to pay for food leading to dramatic examples of the basest human behavior possible, some of the more conspiratorial elements saw this merely as a dress rehearsal for what may be coming in the immediate future. While there was no basis to believe that is the case, a USDA (the currently shuttered agency that administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) memo obtained by the Crossroads Urban Center in Utah carries in it a very disturbing warning for the 46+ million Americans currently on foodstamps.
To wit: "understanding the operational issues and constraints that States face, and in the interest of preserving maximum flexibility, we are directing States to hold their November issuance files and delay transmission to State electronic benefit transfer (EBT) vendors until further notice." In other words, as Fox13News summarizes, "States across the country are being told to stop the supplemental nutrition assistance program for the month of November, pending further notice."
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Let it be so. Bring it on.
I don’t care. It’s been costing me more and more every year to feed my family. I don’t want to feed the “poor” anymore. I can’t afford it. I’m out of extra cash for the SNAPpers who demand more and more. Let them eat rice and beans for a while.
Absolutely bring it on! WIC is good for kids, but SNAP is a gigantic black hole of peed-away money.
I smell a hoax.
All the illegal aliens can go back to their native countries because the freebies will be gone. Yes, some of us will need to start cutting our own lawns, cleaning our own toilets and pick our own berries. No more picking up cheap labor at the local Home Depot. We can unlearn Spanish. I think I can deal with that.
Hey you 46 million people on food stamps- get off your asses and work, and then buy your own freaking food, you freeloading sob’s.
Everything Obama=Epic fail
But SNAP is used for junk food, steaks and lobsters.
I’ve seen it with my own eyes.
Obambi...done spent alla money.
Ain’t no thang.
Aint no more convoluted political jivin’ dan dat.
We be broke.
I am tired of the violin playing for poor EBT crowd, the poor furloughed government workers---let them FEEL a little of what every one else has been feeling for five long years.
Further more, we can't be held ransom by these animals. They will continue to extort more and more protection money. It's like giving the bully your milk money. At some point you just gotta roll your hands into a fist, say no and take whatever is coming your way.
“Hey you 46 million people on food stamps- get off your asses and work, and then buy your own freaking food, you freeloading sobs.”
I doubt they’re following many threads on FR. Maybe if you typed in all caps.
Instigate the riots, declare martial law, rule by fiat, skip the elections.
Indeed. As a simple matter of fact, the most obese nation in the history of the world does not need more free government food.
Moreover though, I myself want to see the result. I want the blatant corruption to end. I want people to learn that the nanny-state is not the answer. I want to see Americans give more power to their state and local governments, and learn to trust themselves and non-governmental institutions more.
I know people who are on socisl security disability and senior citizens who receive food stamps because of their pensions lost due the stock market fiasco. These people are takers hey need a helping hand. I am a conservative so do not scream at me and call me a taker. I am just saying there are some people who get Snap who have no alternative. Lets just say they do not get lots EBT funds though.
Sounds a little far fetched. If true it is solely to instigate riots.
Republicans are going to be blamed, along with tea partiers and whitey.
Yes, most are probably moron Obama voters, and can’t read anyways.
It's like saying we should let everybody out of prison because a small percentage are there due to a miscarriage of justice.
I say end the foodstamp program now. I'm sure the legit cases will be provided for through private charities. If my taxes were halved tomorrow, I'd definitely throw a few bucks to my local church soup kitchen and so would many others.
The states have never granted Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for welfare purposes, including foodstamps. Corrupt federal lawmakers just use such porgrams to buy votes from low-information voters.
Welfare recipients need to work with their state lawmakers to establish state welfare programs.
Deputize them and they can help run out all the illegals....Ike did it.
” Let them eat rice and beans for a while.”
I like rice and beans, although I do admit I’m a little jealous when I see ‘Immigrants’ loading bags and bags of groceries into their new Escalades.
You allude to an excellent premise.
Big govt (and associated high taxes) is corrosive to charity.
What convenient timing for a “glitch”. This was a beta test and no doubt the results were pleasing to those who ordered it. They’re 48-72 hours away from widespread riots and declaring martial at any time.
Couldn’t have said it better than that.
He'll become a prisoner of the white hut, unable to leave.
I see so many fat blacks with their ebt carts loading food into their cars that have 3000.00 wheels! Shut em down!!!
I heard some pathetic add on the radio the other day that stated that “one in four Americans goes to bed hungry”. They must be getting up at midnight and eating like pigs.
What... no more NY Strip steaks and lobsters for the poor on your dime ? While you eat chicken and squirrels.
You heartless, greedy, unpatriotic, Republican
The cost of my groceries has increased by around 20% in the past year. Last night my wife and I decided we’re going to start eating soup and salad two nights a week. We’ve already cut out the desserts.
“I know people who are on socisl security disability and senior citizens who receive food stamps because of their pensions lost due the stock market fiasco. These people are takers hey need a helping hand. I am a conservative so do not scream at me and call me a taker. I am just saying there are some people who get Snap who have no alternative.”
Many of those same Conservatives and Republicans are like me and would not shed a tear if the rest of the teat suckers, who are the vast majority who need a hand out because of their own piss poor life choices, starved to death. It would be a much needed cleansing of the gene pool.
There's another thread running here about this all day....the "sources" all appear to be from the blogosphere only.
“Do you know where there are 46 million jobs to be had?”
The imposter has his filthy stinking thumb over top of those 46 million jobs.
There will be parts of the country he won’t be able to go to safely but he’ll be fine in his usual haunts. We’ve already seen the park police follow orders like concentration camp guards in nazi Germany.
If he uses a suspension of the EBT cards to instigate riots he can easily blame republicans and present himself as the savior.
Instigate the riots, declare martial law, rule by fiat, skip the elections.
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I don’t think his reign would last till the 2016 elections
`et tu brute`? would be ‘reborn’ as his handlers may like the General Idea BUT I don’t think BO is ‘penciled in’ as the Dictator for life.
Having the job as his food taster would not be a long career.
My favorite thing is, when I’m at Sam’s. I’ve got four items in my cart and there are the sponges with the pull carts packed to the hilt, with chips, cookies, cold dranks, ribs, chicken, pickles and fruit punch. Then they whip out that EBT card.
Yes, indeed - get off your butts and get a job. Businesses are clamoring for full-time workers right now since the economy is moving along so briskly.
Some of you on here are just absurd with your comments.
If this happens the grocery stores will need immediate security - national guard?? A food riot is the quickest riot to start. Sickening - cutting off food aid and yes some of it is legitimate - while the spite house vegetables rot.