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.
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