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states told to stop food stamps nov 1
10-16-2013, 01:21 AM #1
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States across the country are being told to stop the supplemental nutrition assistance program for the month of November, pending further notice.

That’s according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fox 13 obtained a copy from the Crossroads Urban Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Crossroads says if Utah families don’t get food stamps, they’ll turn to the local food pantries, which are already strapped due to the government shutdown. Homeless people Fox 13 talked to, some who use SNAP, say losing food stamps would mean going hungry.read more

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10-16-2013, 01:26 AM #2
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bump --this is a big story!
10-16-2013, 02:46 AM #3
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10-16-2013, 03:00 AM #4
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yep..it's hitting the fan damned.gif

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10-16-2013, 03:10 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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If this goes down it's not going to be pretty.

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10-16-2013, 03:11 AM #6
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50 million plus Americans are currently receiving some sort of assistance. This should be interesting uhoh.gif
10-16-2013, 03:14 AM #7
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it won't be pretty ...I live between two cities that have a high population of people on food stamps. hiding.gif

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10-16-2013, 03:16 AM #8
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Pin! When people go without food shit will hit the fan. "They" just may be "banking" on it. 13.gif All by design? dunno.gif


10-16-2013, 03:20 AM #9
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thanks for the pin...I think what happened over the weekend with the ebt cards was a dry run .. hmm.gif

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10-16-2013, 03:21 AM #10
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Here as well I'm just outside Augusta Ga. The unemployment rate here is 8.6% ( so the local News says) but keep in mind that figure only counts people drawing or applying for Unemployment checks. The rest are not counted.

If they shut down the Food stamp program I think we will see Civil Disobedience.
10-16-2013, 03:26 AM #11
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(10-16-2013, 03:20 AM)j browsing Wrote:  thanks for the pin...I think what happened over the weekend with the ebt cards was a dry run .. hmm.gif

I was just saying a bit earlier it may be a dress rehearsal. damned.gif

No this will get ugly fast. But seems like it's what they want. dunno.gif
10-16-2013, 04:43 PM #12
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This why DHS was buying millions of rounds of hollowpoints? Martial law? I'm not sure it'll happen, Barry might step in and 'save the day' (as he failed to in Benghazi) blame the fear on the GOP, rescue the entitlement class. 13.gif too many different ways this could play out for me to have a clue.
10-16-2013, 08:26 PM #13
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Apparently they've reached a deal, but unless I'm mistaken - the house will have to vote on it. popcorn2.gif


10-16-2013, 08:59 PM #14
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stimulus money for SNAP has run out..so starting in nov SNAP benefits are being cut

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10-16-2013, 09:42 PM #15
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By Stacy Dean and Dottie Rosenbaum[1]

Revised August 2, 2013

Food Assistance Benefits to Drop for Nearly 47 Million Americans This November

Related Areas of Research

Food Assistance
SNAP Basics
SNAP Federal Legislation and Policy
SNAP State Resources

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.[2] 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.

It seems unlikely that Congress will enact legislation to remedy this problem, as President Obama and some members of Congress have proposed. Consequently, states need to prepare for the benefit cuts — including determining how they will provide information about the upcoming benefit reduction to participating households and other stakeholders as well as how to manage increased client inquiries when the cut takes effect. http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3899


...The benefit cut in November will affect approximately 23 million low-income households. It likely will cause hardship for many households, so SNAP participants will be better prepared for the change if they know about it in advance.

Did anyone know about this or were they willfully ignorant. All the information is on the site and its been know by States for quite some time. The fact that people don't know about the cuts to SNAP is either the States didn't bother to tell people or people just didn't want to look. The increase to SNAP occur in 2009 its seems to be going back to that level, but worse due to inflation and no economic improvement since then. The fact that the EBT system has been down or playing up recently, no doubt has to do with the introduction of lower SNAP benefits.

Total SNAP Benefit Cut/ Total number of participants/ Share of Total State Population

Alabama -$98/ 910,000 19%
Alaska -$12/ 95,000 13%
Arizona -$109/ 1,101,000 17%
Arkansas -$52 / 501,000 17%
California -$457 / 4,168,000 11%
Colorado -$55 / 511,000 10%
Connecticut -$44 / 424,000 12%
Delaware -$16 / 154,000 17%
District of Columbia -$15 / 144,000 22%
Florida -$379 / 3,552,000 18%
Georgia -$210 / 1,947,000 19%
Hawaii -$33 / 190,000 13%
Idaho -$24 / 230,000 14%
Illinois -$220 / 2,031,000 16%
Indiana -$98 / 925,000 14%
Iowa -$43 / 421,000 13%
Kansas -$33 / 317,000 11%
Kentucky -$94 / 875,000 20%
Louisiana -$98 / 920,000 20%
Maine -$26 / 251,000 19%
Maryland -$82 / 774,000 13%
Massachusetts -$95 / 889,000 13%
Michigan -$183 / 1,775,000 18%
Minnesota -$55 / 556,000 10%
Mississippi -$70 / 664,000 22%
Missouri -$96 / 933,000 15%
Montana -$13 / 131,000 13%
Nebraska -$18 / 180,000 10%
Nevada -$37 / 359,000 13%
New Hampshire -$12 / 117,000 9%
New Jersey -$90 / 873,000 10%
New Mexico -$47 / 442,000 21%
New York -$332 / 3,185,000 16%
North Carolina -$166 / 1,708,000 17%
North Dakota -$6 / 57,000 8%
Ohio -$193 / 1,847,000 16%
Oklahoma -$66 / 615,000 16%
Oregon -$84 / 819,000 21%
Pennsylvania -$183 / 1,779,000 14%
Rhode Island -$20 / 181,000 17%
South Carolina -$93 / 875,000 18%
South Dakota -$11 / 104,000 12%
Tennessee -$141 / 1,345,000 20%
Texas -$411 / 3,997,000 15%
Utah -$26 / 253,000 9%
Vermont -$10 / 101,000 16%
Virginia -$99 / 941,000 11%
Washington -$114 / 1,113,000 16%
West Virginia -$36 / 350,000 19%
Wisconsin -$89 / 861,000 15%
Wyoming -$4 / 39,000 7%
Guam -$7 / 45,000 N/A
Virgin Islands -$4 / 27,000 N/A
Puerto Rico Block Grant $0 N/A N/A



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