View Full Version : Riots Loom As Food Stamp Cash Will Run Out By End Of January If Government Shutdown

01-02-2019, 05:41 PM
According to the Department of Agriculture, if this government shutdown stretches into February there won’t be money for food stamps. And it certainly looks like this shutdown could last for quite a while, because President Trump is not backing down on his demand for border wall funding, and the Democrats have pledged not to give him a single penny.

So a few weeks from now, approximately 38 million people could be suddenly cut off from the food stamp program. If that scenario were to unfold, there is no telling what could happen. After just a few days, government workers are already freaking out about having their paychecks delayed.

If people are getting this restless already, what will things look like when tens of millions of Americans are suddenly cut off from their primary source of food money?

Even though the government has been shut down, the Department of Agriculture still has some existing financial resources at their disposal, and they are assuring us that those enrolled in the food stamp program will still receive their benefits “for January”. The following comes from CNN…

Eligible households will still receive monthly SNAP benefits for January. But other domestic nutrition assistance programs such as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, WIC, and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations will only be operational based on available resources. Additional federal funds and commodities will not be provided during the shutdown.

Child nutrition programs including School Lunch, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care Feeding, Summer Food Service and Special Milk will continue through February.


SNAP laws should be changed to prohibit the purchase of sugary drinks, and candy.

Food stamps cannot be used to purchase hot meals, tobacco and alcohol :rotfl:

Some states allow EBT recipients to use their benefits at the likes of McDonalds and Pizza Hut. However, the only people who can use their EBT cards at fast food restaurants are the elderly, disabled, or homeless. So the servers at these joints are going to ask for some proof that a person using SNAP are disabled or homeless ?

SNAP-Ed uses social marketing campaigns, holds nutrition education classes, encourages physical activity, and helps SNAP participants stretch their food budget through online publications such as “Eat Right When Money’s Tight.”

Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy is a SNAP-produced meal planning and shopping program that includes menus, recipes, and sample food budgets.

Fresh EBT, a free app available on Google Play and Apple iTunes, was developed by the software company Propel. It locates stores that accept EBT and helps SNAP users create a grocery list and budget. It also tracks EBT deposits and balance :rotfl: :rotfl:


If you know the right place to go you can "exchange" food stamp benefits for cash and use in 'gentlemen's clubs" for alcohol, tobacco, and "tips"

Let 'em starve.

01-03-2019, 10:20 AM
I am always amazed at the fraud that goes on in the SNAP program. I thought that EBT cards would cut down on some of it, because food stamps were easily turned into cash in their day.

But cutting off WIC is not good. Recipients can't just buy any food with WIC, and it has to be items with nutritional value. Additionally, it's solely for pregnant women and children 5 years old and under.

01-03-2019, 10:41 AM
Let them riot. They only destroy their own neighborhoods.