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If food stamps run out will there be riots?

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posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:27 PM
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"Due to the Shutdown, MO recipients will receive their Feb food stamps on Jan 21, and will not be receiving any in February. Please encourage folks to conserve as we do not know when their benefits will be reinstated."

"And history has shown that when people don’t know where their next meal is going to come from they can get quite violent."
www.zerohedge.com...

I honestly don't know if riots are looming. I do think people will get desperate. I don't think people will ration out their benefits like they are being asked right now. I can foresee crime going up, and shoplifting.
I find it interesting that many people say they don't feel sorry for any government workers, will they feel the same for the very poor, disabled or elderly on food stamps? It seems like the pain will only increase and spread as this shutdown drags on.

I hope if this shutdown has taught Americans anything, it is to plan ahead, to not rely on the government. I do however have sympathy for anyone that experiences the ill effects caused by the shutdown.



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posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:33 PM
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I suppose the people won't be pelting police with tomatoes and eggs during the riots since they are out of food stamps.


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posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
www.ajc.com...

"Due to the Shutdown, MO recipients will receive their Feb food stamps on Jan 21, and will not be receiving any in February. Please encourage folks to conserve as we do not know when their benefits will be reinstated."

"And history has shown that when people don’t know where their next meal is going to come from they can get quite violent."
www.zerohedge.com...

I honestly don't know if riots are looming. I do think people will get desperate. I don't think people will ration out their benefits like they are being asked right now. I can foresee crime going up, and shoplifting.
I find it interesting that many people say they don't feel sorry for any government workers, will they feel the same for the very poor, disabled or elderly on food stamps? It seems like the pain will only increase and spread as this shutdown drags on.

I hope if this shutdown has taught Americans anything, it is to plan ahead, to not rely on the government. I do however have sympathy for anyone that experiences the ill effects caused by the shutdown.



Well, let's hope the Democrats don't further alienate their base and just let them starve...

Or perhaps some of them might have to find a job?

Plenty of them out there right now, thanks to Trump.




posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Do food stamps enable the recipient to buy much food? Maybe they'll be too weak to riot.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

The riots will come after the poor plunder from the rich..


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posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:35 PM
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A smarter response would be to take the money they now spend on tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, and buy food with it. Not betting on the smart option, though.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:36 PM
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I got a friend who has one of those cards and he told me that he never got a notification. He spent it all thinking it was a "bank error in your favor, collect 200 dollars". I bet many people who weren't notified probably did the same thing and might be hurting come next month depending on how wisely they spent it.

On a side note, that is no excuse to blow it all. Everyone should set aside extra food storage just in case of something like this. Prepping isn't just for "disasters", but setbacks as well.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:37 PM
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The ecomatically malnourished, could probably use a good old fashioned riot flogging.

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posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:37 PM
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Not much can be done until the Democrats are ready to talk turkey.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: CosmicAwakening

This tweet was on the first link:



Salaam Bhatti

@salawm
You will see an increase in your SNAP balance (formerly food stamps) around January 20th. This is not a:
- bonus
- windfall
- state error in your favor.

These are February's benefits being preloaded due to the government shutdown.

Pass it on.

1,283
1:06 PM - Jan 16, 2019



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

To soon... way to soon.
Could of at least waited to be 4th or 5th commenter.
Lol



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:40 PM
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Good thing the big cities have militarized police equipment 😎



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:41 PM
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45 million people right, you guys totally under estimate the economy right now we are headed into really dark territory
edit on 20-1-2019 by toysforadults because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

So they'll have to manage the SNAP $$$ received this month to make it last through February?



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
45 million people right, you guys totally under estimate the economy right now we are headed into really dark territory




We had better build a wall to keep those undesirables out, or in, or at least just away...

edit on 20-1-2019 by hopenotfeariswhatweneed because: (no reason given)


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posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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Churches and Food Banks will be ready to help. Nobody will go hungry.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
45 million people right, you guys totally under estimate the economy right now we are headed into really dark territory


this is interesting. It show how many people are on it by state

www.cbpp.org...



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: JAGStorm

So they'll have to manage the SNAP $$$ received this month to make it last through February?


They're going to have to ration some yes.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

If they can conserve then
their food stamps will last
until March. In the meantime
they can enjoy having another
payment on their cards.

It will be rough in March when
food stamps are getting low.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: toysforadults
45 million people right, you guys totally under estimate the economy right now we are headed into really dark territory




We had better build a wall to keep those undesirables out, or in, or at least just away...


That is why Pelosi has a wall on her estate, yes?



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