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Foodstamp Program Shutdown Imminent?
ZeroHedge ^ | 10/15/13 | Tyler Durden

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Society
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If true...Obama pushing for public rebellion/riots?
1 posted on 10/15/2013 3:28:46 PM PDT by Fettigator
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To: Fettigator

Let it be so. Bring it on.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 3:29:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Fettigator

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.


3 posted on 10/15/2013 3:31:43 PM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: Fettigator

Absolutely bring it on! WIC is good for kids, but SNAP is a gigantic black hole of peed-away money.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 3:32:29 PM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Fettigator

I smell a hoax.


5 posted on 10/15/2013 3:34:14 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Fettigator
Shut it down. Let them riot. Let them burn their neighborhoods. The food stamp cancer is eating our nation from the inside out. Drastic action is needed.

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.

6 posted on 10/15/2013 3:34:37 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Fettigator

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.


7 posted on 10/15/2013 3:38:40 PM PDT by petercooper
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To: Fettigator

Everything Obama=Epic fail


8 posted on 10/15/2013 3:39:50 PM PDT by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: raybbr

But SNAP is used for junk food, steaks and lobsters.

I’ve seen it with my own eyes.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 3:40:18 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: Fettigator

Obambi...done spent alla money.
Ain’t no thang.
Aint no more convoluted political jivin’ dan dat.
We be broke.
As planned.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 3:40:27 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: raybbr
Exactly. They don't even notice the inflated food prices.

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.

11 posted on 10/15/2013 3:41:18 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: petercooper

“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.”

I doubt they’re following many threads on FR. Maybe if you typed in all caps.


12 posted on 10/15/2013 3:41:49 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Fettigator

Instigate the riots, declare martial law, rule by fiat, skip the elections.


13 posted on 10/15/2013 3:42:07 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let it be so. Bring it on.

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.

14 posted on 10/15/2013 3:43:59 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Fettigator

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.


15 posted on 10/15/2013 3:45:36 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: petercooper
Do you know where there are 46 million jobs to be had? Because I don't.

/johnny

16 posted on 10/15/2013 3:45:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Fettigator

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.


17 posted on 10/15/2013 3:46:04 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: KingLudd

Yes, most are probably moron Obama voters, and can’t read anyways.


18 posted on 10/15/2013 3:48:45 PM PDT by petercooper
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To: hondact200
It's a flawed argument. So out of the 46,000,000+ receiving foodstamps, 771,234 are legit cases. Or whatever the actual number.

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.

19 posted on 10/15/2013 3:50:11 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Fettigator; All

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.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 3:50:17 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: JRandomFreeper
Do you know where there are 46 million jobs to be had?

Deputize them and they can help run out all the illegals....Ike did it.

21 posted on 10/15/2013 3:51:14 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: raybbr

” 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.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 3:51:35 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: SamAdams76

You allude to an excellent premise.
Big govt (and associated high taxes) is corrosive to charity.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 3:52:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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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.


24 posted on 10/15/2013 4:22:21 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: petercooper

Couldn’t have said it better than that.


25 posted on 10/15/2013 4:23:06 PM PDT by mothball
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To: muir_redwoods
Instigate the riots, declare martial law, rule by fiat, skip the elections.

He'll become a prisoner of the white hut, unable to leave.

26 posted on 10/15/2013 4:32:40 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: mothball

I see so many fat blacks with their ebt carts loading food into their cars that have 3000.00 wheels! Shut em down!!!


27 posted on 10/15/2013 4:34:46 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: PGR88
“Indeed. As a simple matter of fact, the most obese nation in the history of the world does not need more free government food.”

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.

28 posted on 10/15/2013 4:35:27 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

LOL!!!!


29 posted on 10/15/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: raybbr

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

/sarc


30 posted on 10/15/2013 4:38:05 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: All

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.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 4:38:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: JRandomFreeper
every one of them can pretend to earn the free ride by cleaning, helping out at volunteer centers and get some excellent experience in actual skills sets instead of hanging out or playing the knockout game or videos etc.
32 posted on 10/15/2013 4:44:19 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: hondact200

“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.”


I don’t know a single Conservative or Republican who is not perfectly willing to help those, who through NO fault of their own are in need.

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.


33 posted on 10/15/2013 5:11:19 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Hugin

There's another thread running here about this all day....the "sources" all appear to be from the blogosphere only.

34 posted on 10/15/2013 5:15:40 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“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.


35 posted on 10/15/2013 5:24:47 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: ErnBatavia

"Uhhh,,,Bonjour!"

36 posted on 10/15/2013 5:31:16 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Ghost of SVR4

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.


37 posted on 10/15/2013 5:33:17 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

Instigate the riots, declare martial law, rule by fiat, skip the elections.
= = = = = = = = = = =

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.


38 posted on 10/15/2013 6:06:30 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: seeker41

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.


39 posted on 10/15/2013 6:40:24 PM PDT by mothball
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To: KingLudd

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.


40 posted on 10/15/2013 7:39:09 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Fettigator

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.


41 posted on 10/16/2013 4:53:15 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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