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SNAP: USDA Says Prepare For Nationwide Riots

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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is worried about a looming government shut-down coming soon.

And in a typical knee-hits-jaw reaction, they have sent out a letter apparently warning States to hold off on processing next month's benefits distributions.

The "riots" part is coming from an opinion from the article, not necessarily from the USDA (but maybe the insinuation is there).

If Congress can't act real soon, maybe some SNAP benefits will be at least delayed enough to get some agitation started by agents provocateurs?

You never know who is behind any agenda.


SNAP: USDA Says Prepare For Nationwide Riots


The title comes from a key quote from an Associated Press story via US News and World Report article announcing that a government shutdown would “suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who receive the food aid.”

“If Congress does not act to avert a lapse in appropriations, then USDA will not have the funding necessary for SNAP benefits in October and will be forced to stop providing benefits within the first several days of October,” said Catherine Cochran, a spokeswoman for USDA. “Once that occurs, families won’t be able to use these benefits at grocery stores to buy the food their families need.”

USDA on Friday sent a letter to states asking them to hold off “until further notice” on starting the process that distributes benefits at the first of the month.




Here's a "calmer" article ...
Food Stamps In Crosshairs of Shutdown






posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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I can see it now.

People rioting over their free GMO food.

God bless America everyone!



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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I'm sure BLM will be on it, stat.


I love it when the media goes to town holding the nation hostage like this. That's a nice country you have there. Sure would be horrible if something were to happen to it.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Hmmm this:


The Agriculture Department declined to give details on why the automatic funding would not continue.
In the 2013 government shutdown, food stamp dollars were not affected.


So ...someone is making a point, obviously, at the expense of the poor.

Lets see....who is it that is head over the USDA?



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Like a scene out of Soylent Green.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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It's looking quite obvious that our leaders are not going to try to remedy the problems in the country. The main focus is covering their back sides. Why is the current group even called leaders any more.
edit on 9/24/2015 by roadgravel because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: IridiumFlareMadness
a reply to: neo96

Like a scene out of Soylent Green.



Like a bite out of the Popes Jp Morgan Chase bank account.

Where EBT's come from.


Food Stamps: JPMorgan & Banking Industry Profit From Misery
edit on 24-9-2015 by neo96 because: For Clarity.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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Maybe I can add this to my Doom Porn list for October, so around the 11th or the 15th would be the shut down I think. At least from the quick read over I did. I'll need to look more in to when this would take effect.

I don't think we'd see a riot the same day as the shutdown. Maybe a month or two after when people get hungry, and start running out of things to eat.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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so, now we are gonna have riots in the streets because they can't defund planned parenthood...and of course, a bunch of videos full of lies and half truths.
okay......
shall I push granny off the cliff yet?
what we need it some pitchforks, some tar, and some feathers, and well, maybe a guillotine just for the heck of it if they actually pull such a stupid stunt.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:20 PM
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Might be a little sad but last time we had a shut down all I could think of at the time was how nice the drive to and from work was going to be during that time.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Ugh so are we going to be hearing about these looming "Government Shutdowns" every September, moving forward, for the rest of our lives? Because based on U.S. fiscal policy and the whole "kick the can down the road" approach, I don't see things changing anytime in the next decade or so.

Utter stupidity and corruption everywhere.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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All of this is what grown-ups call "politics." You have some leverage, and you make some threats so you can get some things you want. This is not new, or news.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Nah they are all going to blame it on Global warming and the riots will be to "demand the federal government to pass taxes to relief the burden of clima change side effects"

yes I been sarcastic.

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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

What has happened is the Congressional "Power of the Purse" has been generally removed via threat.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:40 PM
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Well it's not like they'll stay shut down for very long. Cause after about ten days people start figure out they can do thing them self. If for some reason they ever shut down for a full month, they'll most likely come back to a bunch of people going " no thanks, we got this".

List of pass shut downs
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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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originally posted by: ObjectZero
Maybe I can add this to my Doom Porn list for October, so around the 11th or the 15th would be the shut down I think. At least from the quick read over I did. I'll need to look more in to when this would take effect.

I don't think we'd see a riot the same day as the shutdown. Maybe a month or two after when people get hungry, and start running out of things to eat.


Most don't have nearly that much on hand, especially in the big cities.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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they should go to kind hearted wal mart. maybe they will take an IOU....

www.breitbart.com...

than again, maybe not...

oh, by the way...






Senate stops bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Democrats in the U.S. Senate, joined by some Republicans, on Thursday blocked an effort denying federal funds for the women's healthcare group Planned Parenthood in a move that could help avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1.

Most Senate Republicans had supported the plan to attach the Planned Parenthood defunding to a bill keeping government operating with the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.

But 42 Democrats, two independents and eight Republicans banded together to stop the anti-abortion effort on a procedural vote, 11 more than the 41 needed to block the legislation.

www.reuters.com...



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Oh snap!



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: dawnstar

Hmmm, remember that riot when the benefits cards stopped showing limits for a time at Louisiana Walmarts?

www.ksla.com...

You can see the cleared shelves and mounded carts here. People called in others when the glitch was discovered and near rioting ensued, and when the limits turned on again, carts mounded high with stuff were just left where they stood. People also abused the glitch to add items that were not normally covered under SNAP.

Repeat on the books?



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: dawnstar
they should go to kind hearted wal mart. maybe they will take an IOU....

www.breitbart.com...

than again, maybe not...

oh, by the way...



Those Walmarts™ have been closed for plumbing problems brought on by JadeHelm..




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