Another Government Shutdown Looming: Food Stamps could be Cutoff for 46 Million

There is a growing possibility that the government could yet again shut down, as congress again struggles to pass a simple budget. Come October 1st 2015, we could see a repeat of the 2013 government shutdown, the shutdown where President Obama punished the American people and closed the entire National Parks system and then threatened to arrest anyone who entered the parks.

This year’s budget crisis has been further complicated because of a battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood and the group’s involvement in selling aborted baby parts on the open market. Democrats are refusing to defund the group, even after multiple videos surfaced showing the groups leadership approving the illegal sale of aborted babies.

Food Stamps to be Cutoff

Food Stamp Riots

Should a shutdown occur this time, we could see some serious trouble on the streets as food stamp benefits are expected to be cut for some 46 million Americans.

The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that it will stop providing benefits on October 1st if Congress does not pass legislation to keep government agencies open.

“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.”

The Agriculture Department failed to give a reason on why the automatic funding would not continue, which is a bit odd since the 2013 shutdown did not affect food stamp benefits. Last Friday, the agency sent letters to the states telling them to hold off “until further notice” on starting the process of distributing food stamp benefits on the first of the month.

Chaos in the streets…

Should these benefits be cut, I expect to see major chaos throughout the country, especially in urban areas. The chaos we witnessed in Ferguson and Baltimore could pale in comparison to the chaos that we will see when people find out they have been cut off.

Whether it’s this government shutdown or some future economic crisis, the writing seems to be on the wall: At some point these government welfare programs are going to collapse. There is simply no way that a government that sits at $18.2 trillion in debt with unfunded liabilities that exceed $200 trillion can continue to keep handing out money to people who refuse to work.

When President Obama took office, 28.2 million received food stamp benefits. That number is now well over 46 million. These government programs were intended to provide a lifeline to those in need, not pay for lifelong victims who milk the system dry.

In 2013, the EBT system temporarily went down. Within a matter of hours, some stores were actually stripped bare by people who were threatening to riot if the system didn’t come back online. We live in a country where half the population now relies on at least one government assistance program to live; what do you think is going to happen when the government finally realizes it is unable to continue the handouts?

There are people in this country who want this chaos…

It’s something I’ve been talking about for quite some time, and one of the main reasons I wrote my book The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World.

Rioting in the streets

Over the last couple of years we have witnessed a large spike in mob attacks, attacks at grocery stores, riots, active shooter situations, and violent outbreaks throughout the country. Much of this has been egged on by morally bankrupt politicians who continue to make excuses for this type of behavior.

Remember these people during the Ferguson riots?

While the mainstream media is ignoring the threat, there are people in this country who are actively pushing for some type of war on the streets. If you haven’t started preparing for the possibility of widespread social unrest, you need to take a serious look at what’s been going on over the last couple of years.

35 Comments

  1. NRP
    September 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Shut it down.
    NRP

    • nightstalker
      September 24, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Cut off anyone who has been on the system over two years an make those prove there looking for work. SHUT OFF THE SLACKERS

  2. Marc
    September 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    No more handouts. Too many people abusing it. It will be survival of the fittest. Maybe then grocery prices for people who actually have to pay cash will go down. I can survive w/o grocery stores. Can people who have grown accustomed to handouts survive? Can’t have everything handed to you. It will make you weak.

  3. disabled
    September 23, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    i agree mike

  4. Sarai
    September 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Don’t look at the problem as if everyone is lazy. I am working the best I can for my daughter. I don’t get payed enough to survive without help. I’ve been searching for an apartment affordable for my family. This would leave me with 15$ for food. I thank Jesus Christ first then the government for their help cause I’d be starving. ( who else but the government is helping us who don’t really have?

    • Tina
      September 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Of course there are some people that get into trouble. I’m fine with helping them, but just like the article says these programs are lifelines not longterm programs.

      I’m sick of paying for people who don’t want to work, which is a vast majority of the people using these problems. I’m also sick of paying for Dindu Nuffins who make bad choices in life and then expect the rest of the world to bail them out.

      There are a whole lot of people who have kid after kid when they can’t afford to pay for themselves. Why should I pay for these people? I wasn’t irresponsible. I didn’t decide to have kids when I couldn’t pay for myself.

    • EBTtards
      September 23, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Agree with Tina. Feel bad for those that are in actual trouble but seems like every time I see someone with an EBT card they are wearing $500 sneakers, holding an iPhone, rolling up with $1,000 rims on their cars and talking about how they “dindu nuffin” wrong.

    • OFFGRID Logo
      Off Grid Survival
      September 23, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      I don’t believe that everyone who is on the system is lazy, and I do believe there are people like the disabled, vets, etc… who have a legitimate need.

      That being said, there are millions of people who are more than able to work, but choose not to, who are allowed to stay on these programs for life.

      • taxn2poverty
        September 25, 2015 at 8:36 pm

        If a vet lost arms, legs, or was badly wounded then yes, I would gladly pay taxes to help them. PTSD is another story. They all claim it and it is a pathetic farce. Tell them to go to the end of the employment line, fill out an application and wait their turn. I did when I came back to the world in 1972. As far as people go with children they can’t feed, the hell with them. I’dindu nuffin to spawn that child and I’ll be damned if they’ll eat from my trough. There is a very thin line between being a good person and being a ‘do-gooder’. Let the dindu nuffin do-gooders pay their own bills, feed their own children, or root hog and die poor.

        • The Colonel
          September 26, 2015 at 7:41 am

          Whoa there Hoss, maybe you should pull back on the reins there for a second!

          PTSD is a serious condition that does adversely affect many veterans.

          As far as your statement “They all claim it and it is a pathetic farce.” goes, would you mind showing me where you collected your supporting data? At this point, I feel that your statement is a pathetic farce.

          I’m curious, because I am a disabled veteran, that fought against a PTSD determination by the Department of Veterans affairs and ended up without it.

          Granted, I had my reasons for that. But I think your broad strokes are unacceptable.

          As a matter of fact, I am still in contact (at last biweekly) with many of the men and women I served with. None of them have a PTSD determination or claim. Not one!

          Now, I would like to take some of my time to clarify another thing for you.

          When I left active duty, I out processed at Fort Hood, Texas. One of the requirements I had to complete before being able to leave was to file a claim with the Department of Veterans via the Texas Veterans Commission so they could evaluate my records and see if I had any reasons to be compensated for injuries sustained during wartime service.

          It just so happened that they felt I did.

          I haven’t gone to the end of the employment line, I have been gainfully employed since I left the military in 2009.

          • B from CA
            September 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

            Colonel:

            I commend you for your service. You did the smart thing by refusing to be labeled with a mental condition. Who doesn’t have a mental condition. The biggest crazies are in charge of the nut house right now.
            I volunteered at the hospital where men from Vietnam were recovering after being traumatized by the war. It was sad to see.

            It disgusts me that our young men are being destroyed for the economic benefit of the instigators of these conflicts. Then they are left out in the rain.

        • Runamuk1
          September 29, 2015 at 1:14 am

          So taxn2poverty, thank you for serving in Nam. Wasted lives and wasted money. But nobody during that era spent 3-7+ years in country living as a moving target. That much time in a war situation isn’t the same thing at all. So discount PTSD is wrong.

          In Nam only a select few with specialized training went three tours and they were socially unfit to return to society when it was over with. If a grunt asked for a third tour he was section 8ed out of service. Look around the streets and Missions…you will see them.

          But hey, when the riots stop in the city when there is no more food or color tv’s to loot they are coming to the burbs…your houses. Hope you are armed so you and family are protected.

          Or…could this be Obama’s big move? All he has to do is declare Marshall Law and thee will be no elections in 2016.

    • Redstarbear
      September 24, 2015 at 12:21 am

      So Sarai when the helping hand drops you’ll do anything to feed your kids. You’ll do what you must, and so will I. Do not put your self in this position. Beans and rice are cheap even in your circumstances. Start now today the longer you wait the more certain your doom. You do not want to try and take what you need it will end badly.

      • Sarai
        September 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm

        Yeah saving is easy for me to do. I always had that feeling that something might happen. So I’d have to start before its to late.

    • Taxdn2poverty
      September 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Sarai, where is your husband? Do you have one? Or did you just breed with no intent to feed? You say you don’t get enough to survive without help. Let me be blunt, as far as I’m concerned, you don’t get to survive. My survival should not be inhibited because you brought another mouth into the world. You have a self inflicted problem and that problem should be self solved. It amazes me and disgusts me that you have the right to vote. Take away your rights until you earn your rights and you’ll see things from a taxpayers, not a tax consumers perspective. Start being a real woman instead of a life support system for a vagina and things will get better for you.

    • pudentaine
      September 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Where is the father of your child?? Why should the pubic pay for your folly, banging without considering the consequences. Pregnancies just don’t happen accidently.
      Its not like slipping on a banana peel. Someone has to put something somewhere intentionally. And just because all your girlfriends are having babies doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Just so you’ll know I am not misogynist…I hold the boys responsible more than I hold the women for this crap.

    • just me
      September 29, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      I work everyday as well. I need the assistance because after I pay my bills, I don’t have enough money for food to last a week let alone an entire month…

  5. Brent
    September 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Why aren’t Obama and Holder in Prison? Then, get rid of 80% of the Federal government. Send them all home. Send the all the liberals to Syria, so they can see what their president has created. Close the IRS, Dept of (secular) Education, Department of State, United Nations. There’s plenty of wasted money between those entities to help us get back on our feet.

    • deb harvey
      September 23, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      brent,
      so right!
      over 40 years ago one central american country was receiving enough foreign aid to make every man, woman,and child a millionaire. every year!
      of course the people received no help from this money.
      swiss bank accounts for the rulers. i imagine our own pols were getting a rake off as bribe to keep the ‘aid’ coming.
      that was just one country.
      how about cut off most foreign aid and any still given be subject to strict oversight.

      maybe there would be enough left here at home to eventually pay off federal indebtedness and some left for the good of we the people.

  6. JAS
    September 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I don’t believe they will let the handouts lapse for more than a couple of days. Even if they don’t get off their asses and pass a bill, they make extensions and emergency funding for some things. They know full well the consequences of stopping these handouts and just like in the past, they won’t let it happen. Having said that, I still think it would be prudent to plan on not having to go to the store or gas station for a few days, as they may let it lapse for a couple of days just to make a point and then pass some emergency funding to calm the crowds.

    • taxn2poverty
      September 25, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Two days lapse will be enough for the ugimmes to burn the cities to the ground, ushering in marshal law, and bring this country to its economic knees.

  7. Frank Johnson
    September 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    The Republicans no longer have any principles. They’ll give in to the leftists to avoid offending anyone. Which of course greatly offends real conservatives, but somehow we no longer count. Gays, transgenders, welfare drones, and other social parasites are apparently the important people in our society.

  8. Steven
    September 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    It is going to get worse when more robots come on line. Maybe they will make ethnic robots to sooth the pain.

  9. Tatiana Covington
    September 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Think of it this way: cutting off all the EBT for good could be troublesome for a short while… till they starve to death.

    And that is much cheaper than great big gas chambers and huge smelly crematoria.

  10. B from CA
    September 24, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I doubt that anyone will starve. Not yet. But that brings up something that I have never heard anyone discuss on any preparedness site.
    Breastfeeding infants as a form of prep.
    A family made a wrong turn. They were trapped in their car. The father/husband died in the snow going for help. The mother was able to keep her four year old alive because she was breastfeeding a younger sibling. There was no food so she fed both children by breastfeeding them. This subject is almost Tabu in a culture that flaunts breasts for any purpose other than the purpose for which they were designed. A little off subject but not really. Anyone’s thoughts that aren’t adolescent in nature.

    • Al metcalf
      September 25, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Problem is at some point the mother will not be getting the neccesary nutrients and will not be able to continue. For a day or two, sure, but where people are starving the mother can no longer continue to breastfeed.

  11. Food For Thought
    September 24, 2015 at 6:03 am

    According to SNAP 40.2% of the caucasian community are on welfare so it’s not a black thing everybody abuses the system or bend the rules in a way to benefit them in some shape or form of fashion im not saying that it’s right it’s just a fact….

    • James Allen
      September 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      They can fund everything except Planned Parenthood. If Obama and his lackeys shut anything else off like the government. The Republicans should call it what it is Obama’s problem. PUT THE BILL ON HIS DESK. PERIOD.

  12. Lisa
    September 24, 2015 at 10:47 am

    In 2014 my accountant told me …. go find a place in the country where you can be as self sufficient as possible. He continued by saying that he felt by the next election they would slowly “accidentally” stop paying out benefits to those on welfare and social security. This would eventually ramp up to no checks at all. I would never in a million years think Id hear anything like that coming out of his mouth. I wish we could have talked more. Unfortunately he passed away in late 2014 so there’s no way to do so. He was a smart man.

  13. Frank Johnson
    September 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Food stamps might be cutoff for 46 million? Yeah, well let ’em eat cake. I’m sick to death of feeding deadbeat losers who somehow find a way to consistently fail in one of the easiest countries to succeed in. The solution to most of our problems is pretty simple:

    1. Pass a law the puts anyone who hires an illegal alien in prison for five years. AND THEN ENFORCE IT!
    2. Pass a law that illegal aliens are not entitiled to any sort of welfare. AND THEN ENFORCE IT!
    3. Offer illegal aliens food and transportation back to wherever the hell they came from. They’ll use this option or starve.
    4. Let all the welfare drones know that their welfare benefits will end completely in three months, but that there are plenty of open jobs recently vacated by illegal aliens.

    There! I’ve solved all our problem with the economy, immigration, and unemployment. Now ask yourselves, “Why the hell can’t our useless politicians do this?”

    • Frank Johnson
      September 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Whoops, sorry for the typos. I get careless when I type angry.

  14. Tm
    September 27, 2015 at 12:56 am

    You know big business created food stamps right?

    • Enter your name...
      September 27, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Meaning, Wal-Mart Kroger etc gets most of their money from foodstamps. People on food stamps spend their allotted money. As where people who are not spend wisely.

  15. B from CA
    September 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Give every one food stamps regardless of income.

    Give every one cash regardless of income.

    Pay every one more money when they have another child.

    Make a computer to do the work of dispensing funds.

    Fire all government employees.

    Hire domestic terrorists to be body guards for former government employees.

    Waterboard all the rich SOB’s until they tell us where they hid the money.

    Make them work at Mc Donald’s and make them eat the food.

    Put them all on brain numbing psychotropic drugs.

    Take their children and put them in foster care.

    Let them live on the streets or if they behave put them up in an apartment in the projects.

  16. Inglande
    October 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    “BREED WITH NO INTENT TO FEED” Sarai, where is your husband? Do you have one? Or did you just breed with no intent to feed? You say you don’t get enough to survive without help. Let me be blunt, as far as I’m concerned, you don’t get to survive. My survival should not be inhibited because you brought another mouth into the world. You have a self inflicted problem and that problem should be self solved. It amazes me and disgusts me that you have the right to vote. Take away your rights until you earn your rights and you’ll see things from a taxpayers, not a tax consumers perspective. Start being a real woman instead of a life support system for a vagina and things will get better for you.
    IT APPEARS THAT BASIC BIOLOGIC FACT WAS NOT TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BY THE ABOVE pen-person. A MAN IMPREGNATED A WOMAN. YET IT APPEARS THE IMPREGNATOR HAS BEEN GRANTED A LEAVE OF FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY BY THIS pen-person. WHY IS THAT?

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