Skip to comments.‘Riots always begin typically the same way’: food stamp shutdown looms Friday
Posted on 10/28/2013 9:58:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Food stamp recipients face a massive benefit cut set to kick in when stimulus funds expire Friday. The nationwide cut is equivalent to about 16 meals a month for a family of three, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis using the USDAs Thrifty Food Plan. CBPP called the roughly $5 billion annual cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program unprecedented in depth and breadth.
If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food, Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon Monday. Purvis said that the looming cut would mean about 76 million meals that will no longer be on the plates of the poorest families in NYC alone a figure that outstrips the total number of meals distributed each year by the Food Bank for New York City, the largest food bank in the country. There will be an immediate impact, she said.
The fact that theyre going to lose whats basically an entire weeks worth food each month, said Purvis, its pretty daunting. She told Salon that while policymakers are attempting to punish people for being poor, and people are comforted by believing that they know that a person has to have done something wrong in order to be poor, in reality, I can tell you that more and more folks have more than one job and are still needing help.(continued)
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Bout time they had to eat ramen like the working class.
It’s not a cut, it is the end of a temporary increase enacted with “Stimulus”
Now it’s being encouraged.
Time to learn to budget then.
Normal people... I mean the minority of people who have jobs have seen their income reduced a lot more than that
What utter poppycock! This is a 5% cut, at most.
Methinks there are few too many drama queens. VUt out the smokes, cable Tv or cell phone, you’ll find all kinds of money for the bacon....
Salon trying to spark riots, eh? That would fall under the “levying war against” the USA charge, more so than a charge of “aid and comfort”.
“Anyone else here old enough to remember when being on aid was looked down upon?”
Plenty of pre-1965 films have that message, so the younger set can still get a glimpse of America when it was free! ;)
The people I see in checkout lines using EBT cards (food stamps) are usually fat and their carts are loaded with fatty, ready made, non-nutritious foods. $5 Billion is about 7% cut in food stamps. Might improve health of the overweight people.
It’ll be interesting to see pictures of these suggested riots. I bet half of the “starving masses” are obese.
Arab Spring originally started over food prices.
It is 5.5% overall but an individual benefit can be cut much more than that. For a family of four getting $187 (common in my state) the $36 cut is significant. Not catastrophic, but significant.
This sounds mainly like a wish for riots on the part of the liberal elites.
Notice how the article does not use any actual numbers. It’s says stuff like, 16 meals a month are lost. Or a week’s worth of food a month. And 70 million lost meals in NYC.
There are only 8 million people total in NYC.
The math adds up not at all to the extent there is any.
They obviously want to hide actual objective dollar amounts. My guess is the decrease is not a huge deal.
This is pure agitprop.
“16 meals a month for a family of three.” How much is that in weed and Colt.45?
That ought to be Obamas shining glory. At last he will have a legacy worthy of his name.
There are probably some out there already but the press havent reported them.
If a 5% cut = “a weeks worth of food” these idiots are saying food stamp benefits are 5 times too high...
A knowledge of mathematics provides one a lot of hilarity.
I see people here in checkout lines with their EBT cards too, shopping at Whole Foods with expensive meat and other products in their carts..right to their new Mercedes Benz in the parking lot. I see it all the time..these people are not poor, they are just cheating the system, just like all Dems do