All Hell Could Soon Break Loose: Food Stamps May Be completely Cut Off as Early as Next Month

According to report from Fox 13 News in Utah, the Federal Food Stamp Program, known in some areas as SNAP or EBT, could soon be cut off because of the government shutdown.

Whether this is another fear tactic being pushed by the Obama administration, or whether this is real deal, so far isn’t known. But if the report coming out of Utah is correct, we could see some major trouble in the coming months.

Number of Food Stamp Recipients Chart

Over 47 million Americans are currently receiving food stamp benefits, a number that’s almost doubled during the last ten years. According to a letter sent from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that was sent to the Crossroads Urban Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, those benefits could stop as early as next month.

The letter, which was posted on the groups Facebook page, directed states to “hold their November issuance files and delay transmission to state electronic benefit transfer vendors until further notice.”

Yesterday, we reported on the temporary shutdown of the EBT system, which caused people to ransack stores and take to the internet with threats of violence and rioting. The EBT/SNAP shutdown, which was reportedly caused by a technical glitch, only lasted for 5 hours; but even this short amount of time was more than enough to cause panic and chaos to kick in.

If the EBT system shuts down next month, we could see mass panic sweep over the country as millions of people attempt to hit the grocery stores, only to find out they have no way to pay for their food. If this weekend’s chaos was any indication of what we might see next month, people might want to start seriously thinking about what they’ll do should the chaos spread.


  1. harry
    October 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    well crap…. guess it’s about “that” time

    • Fred
      October 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Just thinking that myself, Harry. Time to get your house in order- Libertarian radio shows have the letter from USDA saying “we are directing States to hold their November issuance files and delay transmission to State electronic benefit transfer (EBT) vendors until further notice.”

      Consider this an upgrade to DEFCON 2

  2. Joann
    October 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I saw that reported this morning on the news (I live here in Utah) and it scared the heck out of me.

    Just think, next month is when everyone is out doing their shopping for the holidays. It’s already chaotic and dangerous this time of year, now add in the food stamps being cut off and the last place I would want to be is near any store.

    • SNIPER
      October 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      new checklist for grocery shopping,,escort,gun,bulletproff vest, damn all this for a pack of bologna.

      • cavmedic
        October 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

        You are fooling yourself, if you think the extremely normal act of shopping for bologna is realistic after this occurs.

        • Comedic Relief
          October 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

          @cavmedic…lol….look at the play on words…
          Remember when Michelle Obummer said,
          “BLEEP, all this over a flag?”

          @Sniper…lol…I thought that was funny :-)

          • SNIPER
            October 16, 2013 at 6:42 am

            Just looking for a lighter side of al this BS.

      • Family man
        October 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        The people will not be warned to prepare for the upcoming civil unrest by the government but hopefully the media will give warning to most of America. All empires crumble.Gang members, police, military are the only huge groups armed and ready to rumble. Get your friends and family mentally ready for what is soon to happen. Imagine civil unrest, huge power outages due to winter weather all in same time period. We can not deal with all that same time without mass casualties. Comes down to prepared vs unprepared. Makes me sad that I may have to put kindness aside and fight to protect my family from mass looting and empty store shelves.

  3. Robert
    October 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I have seen this coming for awhile. it will go down soon, and this is why I say that. If we raise the Debt Limits again in order to not default, our credit rating drops yet again and food prices will go up and benefits are liable to go down. If we do not raise the limit and DEFAULT on our Debt the dollar crashes and then we see another even greater depression if not all out collapse. Either way benefits will either be reduced or gone completely. I am Praying for Wisdom for all!

    • hixbilly
      October 16, 2013 at 4:29 am

      Too late for wisdom. We are in waaay too deep. Time to plan for offgrid survival and security. Hope u started brother!!

  4. damian
    October 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    learn to hunt

  5. Kt
    October 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Maybe these people should get a job if they don’t have one or learn to grow a garden if they do have a job. Js.

    • Savana.
      October 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      You’re a moron. I get EBT, I go to college full time, my significant other has a job, and we have two children. SO what job do we need to get? OH and we live in an apartment complex with no yard because we have no credit to be able to buy a home.

      • K
        October 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

        Drop out of college and pay your bills like everybody for the past 100 generations were forced to.

        There’s almost 0 excuse to rely on the government for food. I’m not saying you are a bad person for accepting help — just that you always have an option.

        What if the government couldn’t help subsidize your food any more? Would you simply keel over and die?

        • Jen
          October 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

          She is right you are a moron. College education=good job= no more food stamps.

          • Lynn
            October 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

            what’s wrong with either going to college part time and working or put off having kids until they can afford them without government assistance… you can have it all if you can’t afford it.

          • For My Liberty
            October 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

            REALLY? You are about 20 years BEHIND! There are MILLIONS of people that went to college and can’t get a job. Studies have ALSO shown that a college education really does not help you that much anymore.
            And before you comment back, NO, I did not go to college, and my damn TAX bill is more than MOST people make in 10 years…It was called “Start your own business”

          • SNIPER
            October 16, 2013 at 7:04 am

            Only if she can get a job, not looking to good right now.

          • veronica
            October 28, 2013 at 1:08 am

            even though if you have an education, it dont matter everything is going to dissapear. quit relying on your strenght and seek for jesus he is the way and the thruth amen! what makes u think u can humiliate someone else without an education. u know if they cut food stamps people are gonna kill those who have… ok jesuschrist already revealed it to me.

        • Brittany
          October 15, 2013 at 10:47 pm

          You are a moron! Having a college education is essential to get a good paying job in today’s society!! My mom and I receive food stamps. My mom is DISABLED! She can NOT work. I am going to college full time. I graduate in May. So you are saying that I should drop out, waste money, my credits, and get a job?
          EBT was created for a reason. To help those who can’t afford to buy food. Oh, and we live in public housing because we can’t afford to live anywhere else right now. Don’t judge anyone before you know their situation!!
          Lynn- Going to college part time affects financial aid. You get less financial aid which you may end up paying out of pocket then. Also, it delays you and you go longer.
          College = bettering yourself!! Since I graduate in May, I hope in September to have my own apartment and be in a much better situation.

          • SNIPER
            October 16, 2013 at 7:12 am

            ohhhh such a rosie outlook,,keep dreaming.
            What job do you think you are going to get?? We have lost tech jobs and manufactoring jobs and customer service jobs and medical jobs,,notice the trend jobs lost with no change in sight,,,so let us in on your secret.

          • MenaceOne
            October 16, 2013 at 7:17 am

            Im sorry but for all of those saying a college degree is essential you are wrong. I stated with my current company back in 2004 @ $10 per hour. 10 years later im making more than $50k per year. Hard work and dedication do indeed pay off. Problem is most people dont stay at a job for more than 1-3 years anymore.

            Earn your stripes and quit whinning. I feed a household of 4 on one income and no government assistance. We dont have a lavish life and sometimes money is tight but I pull it off every month.

          • wordtothewise
            October 31, 2013 at 7:57 pm

            Your not going to graduate if someone snipes you over spagettios. College does nothing for you nowadays. Learn how to survive without needing assistance. I have a husband who works hard. I work hard were about have our third child. We do not and refuse to use government assistance. Theres no need. I know what I have to do to take care of my own. And will not hesitate to do what I have to do to protect my own. College isnt going to help you when we go into martial law. College isnt going to do anything for you when companys fpnt exist in 10 years. We need to farm.. to hunt.. to fish to learn how to survive. A piece of paper saying.. hey you graduated college is not going to do all that for you

        • Savana.
          October 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

          When I had more first child, I was 16. Young and dumb. I decided to go to college to better myself, taking all the right precautions so I wouldn’t have another child. My birth control failed. That’s how I had my second child. AND I REFUSE to “quit college” when I’ve taken out loans to pay for it. With one child, I didn’t get food stamps, I didn’t need it. But my 8 month old needs formula and we live in poverty. So until I graduate and get my new job—however skeptical you are— I will continue to accept help from our government. And no we won’t just keel over and die. Because we don’t live month to month on our EBT. I’m a smart shopper and one hell of a prepper, I’m ready for when SHTF and they tell me my card is declined.

      • Trish
        October 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        I agree with K. I don’t know about your specific situation so this isn’t a comment that’s necessarily directed at you but people today are so damn selfish it’s not even funny.

        Never in our history have we had so many people think they “deserve” assistance. If people can’t afford to feed their families, why are they getting pregnant to begin with?

        K is right, past generations got off their butts and did anything they could to survive. Today, they get a government loan for a four year school, apply for food stamps and any other kind of aid they can get ALL THIS WHILE HAVING A HOME FULL OF BABIES. Remember the good old days when people actually went to college before they had kids?

        I realize their are people out there that get in trouble, and I think these systems should be in place to help those that find themselves in an emergency, but 47 million people are not in immediate need. If you have money for cable T.V., new shoes and clothes, an iphone, etc. YOU SHOULDN’T BE ON FOOD STAMPS.

        • Talia
          October 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

          Since you all have the right to play God and judge one another…

        • For My Liberty
          October 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

          I TOTALLY agree with you Trish. If they can’t FEED them–Don’t BREED them! Welfare was meant to be a HAND up–Not a HAND OUT…and it was SUPPOSED to be TEMPORARY….too many have made a life taking handouts.

          • Stacy
            October 16, 2013 at 6:17 am

            My husband and I were ready to have a child, we were poor, but we had enough to welcome a baby into our family. We are two intelligent, hard working individuals that had set aside little by little, each year, until we had enough to raise a baby. Our first sonogram changed our life: We were expecting twins. We could not afford twins. I breastfed for the first two months, but they weren’t gaing enough weight and we had to start supplimenting with formula. To be able to afford the amount of formula we had to get on foodstamps. Both my husband and I have worked since we were sixteen, we have paid into the system for over a decade, so I did not feel shame for reciving money that had been taken out of my and my husbands paychecks.

            So many people are so quick to judge the ones that take assistance. I was a chef when I worked and I know how to make money stretch for food without relying on junkfood or plain beans and rice. I have been criticised by other customers in line about the type of food I was buying. People have this notion that if you need foodstamps, you should malnourish yourself with hamburger helper and no fresh veggies.

            This ignorance has got to stop. THere are no where near the amount of “Wellfare Queens” that people assume there are. The majority of people on assistance don’t want to be there and dream of the day that their paychecks from their 1-3 jobs will finally be enough to live off of.

            I find it frustrating that people complain about helping poor people to get food while turning a blind eye to all of the handouts that go to multi-million dollar corporations. About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance. These corporate handouts are killing free trade in America. If a business fails, that means the customers aren’t satisfied with their services and therefore search elsewhere to fulfill their needs. Paying billions of dollars of YOUR Money to help failing corporations keep trudging along should make you mad. You should research the bonus increases of the ceo’s and top employess after they get one of the handouts. Would you rather help a hungry child eat, or would you rather help a CEO that is worth millions be able to afford another yacht? Our priorities are backwards in this country.

      • Barb
        October 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

        Why did you have children, if you have to depend on someone else to take care of them? Where is RESPONSIBILITY?

        • KH
          October 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

          When I had my child, I was not disabled and did not need help.

          • DC
            October 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm

            Exactly…when I had my children I was working a good job. My job got sent overseas and now I am working for half of what I made.

        • Barb
          October 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

          You, apparently can afford the internet. What about phones — do you have an expensive phone? What about an expensive car? You should take care of your needs and not your wants. I am not trying to preach, just stating facts. When my husband died unexpectedly, leaving me with 3 children, I did not WANT NOR GET any government aid. I worked a full-time job during the day and did sewing and baby sitting at nights and week-ends so I could be home with my kids. Neighbors,friends and I traded different things so the children were never left alone. We did without and it DID NOT HURT US, just made us stronger. Said all of this to say this, YOU CAN DO IT IF YOU WANT TO!

          • KH
            October 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

            Dumbass, free WiFi at McDonalds.

          • kH
            October 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm

            You have 2 legs too.

          • KH
            October 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

            RESPONSIBILITY? It went out my windshield when hit by a drunk driver. I do not have a car, no legs to drive.

          • Jen
            October 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

            You are trying to preach you are not anyone’s mother. Maybe when your husband died and left you with three kids you had people in your life that was there to help maybe this person doesn’t. You don’t know people’s situation. Oh and before you assume no I am not on food stamps. You need to pull the plank out of your eye before you pull the splinter out of anyone else’s.

          • damon
            October 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm

            Psalm 69:22
            Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

            Exodus 23:32-33
            32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

            33 They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

            quit coveting thy neighbor’s goods and realize that these men are not your lawgiver or you will continue in bondage to them.

            Peace be with you.

          • ded
            October 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

            you sound crazy I hope you don’t lose your job that you work on for some many years to get lay off and need help and what job are you going to give someone a job.

          • david
            October 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

            First, I want to say I’m sorry you are disabled. However, people were disabled prior to the government providing benefits and those people managed to get by. We have many people today that are disabled, but find jobs they can do. Today, people don’t find it shameful to live off the system as people did years ago. Honestly, I am looking forward to the system going broke so people can’t sponge off others anymore.

          • Thinking David Is An Idiot
            October 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm


            You are a moron…
            Not ALL disabled people are able to find jobs.
            Walmart and Co. Do NOT pay these people enough
            To support a family.
            I was a nurse for 20 yrs, went into respiratory arrest due to hundreds of blood clots, then had 4 heart attacks, heart bypass surgery and then cancer in my spine.
            got a smart reply for me?

          • David
            October 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm

            Funny how you insult people for making suggestions. Honestly, that makes it hard to feel bad for you. However, you just stated the other problem I have with people. People keep saying they can’t get a job or that Walmart will not support the family. However, people can work 2 or 3 jobs to make up the difference. I know you will insult me for saying this, but if I lost my job I would work at Subway before I would take government assistance. Jobs are out there, but people are not willing to take less money. People also think lesser jobs are beneath them.

      • riley
        October 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

        foodstamps isn’t the problem… people getting disability for bogus conditions is the problem. in my neighborhood alone there is a lady who claims to be depressed and illiterate and gets almost $800 a month + all welfare benefits, another lady in her 50’s has her 2 grandkids. she doesn’t work and lives off their mom’s death benefits which are about $1300 a month + food stamps, another family – dad gets a disability check because his has a bad back (but still works on top of that) and all 3 kids get a check for low iq, adhd, bad behavior, another family gets a check because dad has fake back problems but walks all over town all day. mom has a low iq and gets a check, the kdis all 3 kids get checks for low iqs too. wtf is that? they can’t work at a grocery store or something? they all seem pretty normal to me. they aren’t mentally retarded, just dumb.

        • SNIPER
          October 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

          You meen to tell me you can get a check from the govt, for being sad and stupid. What are death bebefits?
          I hurt all over after working all day, can i get a check?
          Damn if i got acheck for all of the above i would be a millionare.

          • karo
            October 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm

            When a parent dies, the kids get their SS until they are 18 or 21 if they stay in school. Thats called a death benefit. We are in for alot of rioting and violence if they cut off food-stamps. Stock up food people

      • BigDan
        October 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        STAY IN SCHOOL! Use my tax dollars for food. Just do not buy processed foods and make your own from scratch.

        • chase
          October 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm

          I’m with you BigDan!

        • Apryl
          October 16, 2013 at 9:42 am

          Finally, someone with some sense!

      • Pissed in VA
        October 16, 2013 at 7:38 am

        You tell KT Savana.

      • david paolella
        October 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

        hey savana…no one owes you anything…remember…you are not deserving of one single morsal of food. nice u want to get ahead, but wht in the hy should taxpayers give you support…the govt money is taxpayers dollars.

    • dedhand
      October 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      how can people get a job when there no job out there remember shut own thousand of people out of jobs and that not the ones that was already out of a job

    • HJR
      October 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      I am a single mother with 2 children. I have worked full-time since I was 17 (and am now 37). I drive a 22 year old vehicle that I used my tax return to buy for $600. Also we live in a 2 bedroom apartment with no yard, no playground nearby, and next door to a gas station. I do receive food stamps. I do not have cable, though I do obviously pay for internet (about $35.00 a month). As a Pentecostal woman, I do not cut, color or perm my hair, do not wear any jewelry except a watch my brother bought me 9 years ago, and wear absolutely no makeup, ever. Oh, and I didn’t pop out the kids after I was on assistance. We’ve only been receiving food stamps since January of this year… which is good considering my husband walked out on me and his kids almost 5 years ago. But I had siblings to stay with at the time. But now they are married and having kids of their own, so needed their own space, so I had to get my own apartment… ergo, more spent on housing, less to spend on food. But please…tell me how I need to “quit being a drain on society” (even though I spent almost 20 years paying in first).

    • Pissed in VA
      October 16, 2013 at 7:37 am

      It’s people like you KT, who have helped to make this country go to crap. I wonder what all do you really do KT to be able to feed yourself.

    • kelley
      October 17, 2013 at 1:00 am

      I get foodstuffs! They are ALL I have. I have no income due to waiting for disability. I have worked, I’m a nurse. I herniated 6 discs and can no longer work due to my injuries. So stop steriotyping that everyone who uses food stamps is a bum!

      • Kelley
        October 17, 2013 at 1:02 am

        Pardon my typo, I meant food stamps!

  6. J-dawg
    October 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    If you’re on EBT and have space to grow you should be forced to have a garden.

    • be ready!!
      October 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      But what happens when code enforcement comes in and destroys what you worked so hard to plant its happened before n it will happen again people being self sufficient scares the government because we are not under their thumb

    October 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I find it very troubling when our govt allows such waste and fraud as it has donewith this program, it was intended as a hand up, but the dems found out that they could votes if they just gave food to anyone for as long as they wanted,,,,hmmm on secound thaught i think i’ll sign up.

    • teale
      October 16, 2013 at 6:34 am

      just like the church i saw up in clarksville tn that was offering free food to any of the college kids willing to come to their thursday evening services.

  8. Rob
    October 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    To J-dawg. FORCED to have a garden? Sounds like you’re all for government control. They don’t want people to be self sufficient, they want them dependant!

    • LD
      October 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      We live in northern MN and garden through the spring/summer months, which only allows about 4 months to grow and harvest… granted that we don’t have snow on the ground in May or freezing temps. How are people, who live in northern regions like this, supposed to garden??
      And if you don’t have the land or live in an apartment, how are you supposed to have a garden?
      I’m all for the gardening and self-sufficiency thing… but not everyone has the space to do it.

      • LD
        October 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

        (This was meant towards J-dawg’s comment.)

      • Barb
        October 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

        You can raise food for a family in pots or straw bales on the patio or porch — it does not have to be in the ground. Many times you can find pots and straw bales free, if you just look. Every state has SOME warm weather and there are many cold weather plants. It ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT A PERSON WANTS TO DO.

      • Heather
        October 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm

        Actually, I live in MN as well, and those four months out of the year completely supply my family with fresh veggies for the rest of the year. We barter for things we can not grow or produce, and we learned to can and dry foods. It is challenging, but not impossible. And for a family that absolutely could be on food assistance, but chooses not to so others can participate, I would encourage to try to find a way around what seems like a limitation. :)

  9. nikki robinson
    October 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Some people are disabled and Can’t work or handle a garden….

    • Hoe
      October 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm


    • magickwmn
      October 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      It is OK that they cannot work or they cannot garden. They still have SKILLS that can be bartered with to get the food, etc.

      • Savana.
        October 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

        My grandmother was born in 1917 and taught me a ton of skills, however she is still alive and incapable of doing said skills. She has the beginning stages of dementia. What do I do about her? How does she barter for food? Currently my aunt takes care of her. But once she passes and we’re talking a take care of yourself not others society, what do we do then? Just let her keel off and die? HELL NO. We help her. Which is what the foodstamps system was based on. HELPING THOSE IN NEED.

        • Greg
          October 21, 2013 at 10:12 am

          The responsibility of families is taking care of their disabled and elderly!

  10. CWj
    October 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Obama wants the people to riot and start braking into stores. Under the UN arms trade treaty. Foriegn troops will be deployed on US soil. When that happens they will go house to house to take our guns by force

    • From Lubbock, Texas
      October 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      They will go door to door and die. Our County Judge Tom Head said so publicly in his efforts to increase our budget for ammo last year. I worked my way through six years of college crammed into six years, worked full time washinng cars, graduated and there were days when I looked forward to a bowl of rice and a cup of tea at the end of the day. Never occured to me to get “food stamps” because that’s what the single moms, the crooks and the losers did. I’m a C level executive now. Just sayin’.

      • SNIPER
        October 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

        Work hard, play hard and now you get your reward, and you are beholding to anyone or owe i hope. GOOD JOB TEX.

    • SNIPER
      October 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      and when that happens i’ll show you cival unrest,,blue helmets make good moving targets,,if they start in the north by the time they get to the south we would have plenty of practice.

  11. CWj
    October 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Obama wants the people to riot and start braking into stores. Under the UN arms trade treaty. Foriegn troops will be deployed on US soil. When that happens they will go house to house to take our guns by force. It falls under civil unrest.

  12. KH
    October 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Such hatred. I am disabled. Your opinions sicken me. Get a job? I can’t even walk you bastards! Been denied SSD after working 20 years and damn well deserve what I’ve paid in. Grow a garden? How can I manage that? You cold hearted people! I’ve lost my home, my husband and so much more. I am thankful for the SNAP program, not for my well being but for my child. Obviously none of you been through hard times. Lose your job, not by fault of your own and become physically disabled and see how fast you run out of money and need assistance!

    • SNIPER
      October 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      I don’t think anyone was talking about people like you, some people need help and should get it, while others abuse the program to the point it is in now.
      Remember before the program your family would take care of you,,just saying.

      • LD
        October 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm

        Not everyone has family that would take care of them. Many people are truly alone these days.

      • KH
        October 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm

        Ty Sniper. I don’t have family. They are all gone. Just me and my little girl by the grace of God. I am one of those people who truly need assistance. I have a cell phone but have no other luxury.

        • SNIPER
          October 18, 2013 at 6:54 am

          I am truly sorry all your family are gone. Make your church and community your new family as was in the past, stick together with ladies in your area, use each other for security and help when needed.

    • Trish
      October 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Nobody is talking about people who are truly in need. I think most of us are talking about the people who are more than able to get out there and fix their situation.

  13. natalie
    October 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    At least I won’t see young girls going into the store at 8pm buying her kids a coke and a bag of chips…..not a very good dinner for a little kid….if you use them, use them right!

    • Apryl
      October 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

      I agree. A lot of natural food stores don’t take food stamps. Isn’t that interesting? Not saying you can’t but from a big chain store but sometimes selection is getting harder to find.

      • Greg
        October 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

        Alot of the young girls that are mothers feeding their kids chips and soda for dinner are doing that because they dont know any better…or just dont care.

  14. L.S.
    October 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    We are going to have to start learning to work together in our comunities. No not everyone can go grow a garden. But many can. We HAVE to learn to be self reliant… We will have no choice.

    • Stacy
      October 16, 2013 at 6:27 am

      I think you have the right of it. We have lost a sense of community in our society. Neighbors that are like family that will be there if you need them. Community spaces for people to grow food and mingle with eachother. Our society has forced a distance between the members of its populace. We wouldn’t have need for a foodstamp program if there was a strong sense of community left in this country.

  15. JN
    October 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    It’s not about being cold hearted, those programs were created to help those in TRUE NEED. Not to put food on your table so you can buy a bigger tv, or get a more expensive car. I work with two people, one of which is on food stamp and brags about how she has more drinking money now. And the other has 2 jobs(one of which is government), but uses them so he can pay for his Mercedes and go out to dinner every night, but doesn’t have a penny saved. Now he’s mad the govt. is shut down, I’m a server and I have over a thousand saved and still buy tons of food to store, ammunition, go out to eat and take care of my daughter comfortably. Stupid people take advantage of the system and to those whole would leech off the system and don’t truly need it….they did this to themselves.

    • SNIPER
      October 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      AMEN,,,,can’t add anything to that..

    • HJR
      October 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      I agree with you, JN. I get food stamps, but I also work full-time and go to school part-time, with 2 children at home. I didn’t ask my husband to walk out on us for his girlfriend that he only kept for 3 months after we split. Now he’s out of the Army, sitting at home getting disability pay and all kinds of government assistance, while his newest wife also sits around home, with their daughter, their 72″ TV, the girls $200 electric car she got for her birthday… and they “go on vacation” twice a year, while I haven’t been able to afford the gas to go out of town even to stay at a relatives house in almost 5 years. Both of them could find jobs, his mom could keep the baby, then they wouldn’t need government assistance and I wouldn’t give a damn what he does or don’t buy for them, while complaining over every penny for our boys.

  16. KH
    October 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    You all have something to say, but none of you getting off your asses and helping the people who truly need it. Its easy to spit those words out when you have no clue of what some people, like me, have gone through and still are going through. If people would just stop bitching and lend a hand to help, and stop thinking of themselves, this would make things better. I am a single mother, and disabled. So, tell me again, to get off my ass.

    • JN
      October 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Did you not read my post? Snap, WIC and food stamps are paid for via taxes. I don’t know you so I’d never know you need help. Me paying taxes is how I can put forth effort to help you. Nobody here has a thing to say about those in need. If you need help you should get it…plain and simple. In a perfect world your neighbor would plant a garden, help with the house, etc. but it isn’t perfect. So we have SNAP and food stamps to try and reach out to those in need, but when others(not you) abuse it for their own selfish gain(al la drinking money) it’s people like you who need it that suffer. Prepping is about taking care of your family, becoming self aware and able to do things on your own. The next step is helping others. We at least on my end do it so I can open the eyes of the people around me and make them aware that life is hard and you can’t ever have all your eggs in one basket. Governments fall all the time. And it’s the people who suck the money out of it so they have extra vacation money that attribute to it. You deserve help. They don’t. You should be outraged with those people who would put your family at risk for the sake of a 65in plasma..

      • KH
        October 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

        Ty JN. I am outraged by people who receive assistance and don’t really need it. They rely on the help so they can hv such luxuries while I have nothing. My daughter(12yrs old) babysits and does what she can to help me. I just want people to understand that not all who receive SNAP are low life people.

  17. KH
    October 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I have nothing! I don’t drink,smoke or do drugs. No family.

    • Barb
      October 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Just asking — how can you afford the internet? People live by their wants these days, not their needs! CAREER WELFARE PEOPLE are going to get a rude awakening when this all goes down. Then, they are going to try to take it out on the very people that have GIVEN TO THEM FOR YEARS through tax dollars.

      • KH
        October 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm

        I’ve paid taxes for over 20 years before my disability. Internet? Free WiFi at McDonalds. Cell phone, not the bells and whistles, like some of you. But I qualified for cell service for $10 a month. You’re quick to judge, not knowing all the facts.

      • KH
        October 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

        Cup of ice water costs nothing at McDonalds and free WiFi.

  18. patrioticpotsmoker420
    October 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    fuck the foodstamps, people need to get off them any way, they are ment to help people get on thiere feet not live on for the rest of thiere lives

  19. KH
    October 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    May God have mercy on your soul BARB!

    • David
      October 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      I’m curious, you state you have no legs so you can’t work. However, you can’t work a desk job? I would assume you still have arms since you are typing.

      • teale
        October 16, 2013 at 6:36 am

        good point. I know plenty of people who are “disabled” doing transcription and data entry and getting paid at least double what walmart employees get.

  20. Victoria
    October 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Wow… you all must be living on another planet Earth
    than I am.I feel a lot of these comments are coming from an outdated reality.I completely agree that for years there have been those who took advantage of the system…but most of the hundreds of thousands who are new recipients of food stamps are middle class who have been layed off.As for “getting a job”, where??Obamacare has screwed up the job market, and thousands of people are being layed off EVERY MONTH.Look it up.I got layed off April 2013 from my job of 16 years. I’m in WA state and I STILL haven’t gotten a job. Looking everyday, sending out resumes, hitting the pavement going into places…NOTHING. I’m receiving unemployment and living with my daughter, don’t receive food stamps, but I can relate to those saying they can’t find a job. There’s a new reality out there, it’s not like it used to be, just sayin…

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