On October 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a very troubling internal memo to Food Stamp program directors in all 50 states.
The memo states:
According to the information we have received, several states provide the next month's issuance files as early as the 15th of the month. With that in mind, understanding the operational issues and constraints that States face, and in the interest of preserving maximum flexibility, we are directing States to hold their November issuance files and delay transmission of State electronic benefit transfer (EBT) vendors until further notice."
Of course, the mainstream press has thus far, refused to report this incredible and potentially devastating news. It would not only be devastating for millions of families, but could spark civil unrest and widespread riots, the likes of which this nation has never before seen.
Just how dependent has this nation become on the Food Stamp program?
-In November 2008, when Obama was elected, there were 30.8 million Americans on food stamps. However, by the end of fiscal year 2011, there were 46.2 million Americans receiving food stamps...a 50 percent increase!
-The latest figure from the Department of Agriculture reports that 47,692,896 are now receiving food stamps.
On April 25, CNSNews reported:
The latest available data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that a record number 23 million households in the United States are now on food stamps.
The most recent statistics from the United States Census Bureau-- from December 2012-- puts the number of households in the United States at 115,310,000. If you divide 115,310,000 by 23,087,866, that equals one out of every five households now receiving food stamps.
Of course, Obama does not have to cut off Food Stamp recipients, regardless of whether or not the partial government shutdown continues, or even if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling this week.
It is simply another shameless act by a president-turned dictator, attempting to inflict the most pain on Americans, so that he can then blame that pain on the Republicans.
However, this act goes far beyond shuttering open-air monuments or the childish act of removing the buttons from hundreds of public water fountains, this will literally take food from the mouths of millions of Americans, many of whom have been forced to go on the dole thanks to the equally childish and disastrous economic policies of the Obama administration.
While Xerox (the company which actually manages EBT accounts) claimed that their system failed on Saturday due to a "glitch," which occurred while a system test was being performed, this latest development casts serious doubt on that narrative.
The so-called "glitch" was undoubtedly part of a test, but not one of an IT nature. It was more than likely a test ordered by the Obama administration to see how people would react when they could not purchase food for their families.
If the administration goes through with this plan, Obama will be solely responsible for taking the food from children's mouths as well as for the ensuing looting and violence which will likely follow.
How are people supposed to behave when the system that feeds them suddenly shuts down?
And, that is exactly what Obama is counting upon.