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“Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food”
The CEO of the largest food bank in America has suggested that planned cuts in food stamp benefits set to take effect on Friday could spark riots.
Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon.com that the expiration of stimulus funds, which will see the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reduced by $5 billion dollars, will have an “immediate impact” and represent a recipe for civil unrest.
“If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” said Purvis, adding that families face the “daunting” prospect of losing a whole week’s worth of food every month.
The 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is scheduled to end on November 1, 2013, resulting in a benefit cut for every SNAP household. For families of three, the cut will be $29 a month — a total of $319 for November 2013 through September 2014, the remaining months of fiscal year 2014. That’s a serious loss, especially in light of the very low amount of basic SNAP benefits. Without the Recovery Act’s boost, SNAP benefits will average less than $1.40 per person per meal in 2014. (See Table 2 for estimates of the size of the SNAP cut in each state in fiscal year 2014.) Nationally, the total cut is estimated to be $5 billion in fiscal year 2014.
SNAP Benefits Will Be Cut for All Participants in November 2013
reply to post by elouina
Yeah because everybody on food stamps is just lazy right? I'm legally disabled and they cut my monthly allotment. I now make in a month what I use to make in a week working.
My 23 year old cousin lives in my basement. He walks 2 miles from and to work everyday. He works 25 hours a week. He gets food stamps also. It's the only job he can find within walking distance. I guess he's just lazy too.
FlyingFoxI don't see why currently food stamps are issued to people who have a BMI that's off the scale. THINK of the health benefits!
How would YOU React ?
How would you?
Instead of taking sides, let's agree that there is plenty of basic food at the wholesale level for everyone.
I simply propose State Stores, where you can receive plentiful food, free. The catch is the food should be basic. It's better than bankrolling the industrial giants who sell pre-packaged food in those small portions. I don't see how it's unreasonable to go to a boxy State Store to get staple food. More food for more people, less cost. Heck, soup kitchens could easily prepare this freebie foods into hot meals...maybe let govt pay for the costs.
I don't see why currently food stamps are issued to people who have a BMI that's off the scale. THINK of the health benefits!
reply to post by xuenchen
Maybe you have seen me post this before maybe not. Anyone making under 12 dollars an hour will be screwed in the next 2 years because of inflation. You will also see many more cuts in aid as the economy and the government slowly fall apart under the weight of the progressive ideology.
This is not a prediction it is a fact. The system is going to reset and no I am not a sky is falling type of person this one is easy to see coming.edit on 30-10-2013 by SubTruth because: (no reason given)