A New Proposal To Curb Food Stamp Abuse

We have angrily shuddered at stories about steak and lobster being purchased by food stamp recipients, while we struggle to use coupons, find sales, and otherwise stretch our food dollars to buy the basics.  Apparently, word of this sort of abuse (and surely much more) has filtered to the top of the Trump administration: Leftists FREAK OUT about bold Trump admin. proposal to revamp food stamps A friend once watched a bum use food stamps to buy bottled water. He left the store with a shopping cart full of water bottles purchased with our tax dollars. He went behind the … Continue reading

World Bank warns of food riots as rising food prices push world populations toward revolt.

NaturalNews by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Friday, May 30, 2014 A new report issued by the World Bank (1) warns that food prices are skyrocketing globally, with wheat up 18 percent and corn up 12 percent this quarter. Ukraine, one of the largest wheat exporters in the world, has suffered a 73 percent increase in domestic wheat costs. Argentina has seen wheat prices skyrocket 70 percent. According to the World Bank, these price increases have been caused primarily by three factors: 1) Sharply higher demand for food in China, 2) U.S. drought conditions that hammered wheat production, and 3) unrest … Continue reading

The 1% Cut in Food Stamps Is Stealing from the Poor

From IJ Review: Included in the Farm Bill was a 1% cut to the ballooning Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps). According to some House Democrats, what does this small cut mean? The government is stealing from the poor! Connecticut Democratic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said just that in a statement: Instead of working to end hunger, this Farm Bill takes food from the plates of 1.7 million Americans. A 1% cut in an over-inflated program which hasn’t solved the problem amounts to stealing? Let’s look at this more closely. The cut equals $800 million. But the entire program … Continue reading

EBT System Crashed, Now Folks About to Riot

Goodness, you’d think the world has come to an end with all the drama surrounding this computer glitch. People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Xerox announced late in the evening that access has been restored for users in the 17 states affected by the outage, hours after the first problems were reported. It only lasted hours, yet people were about to panic and riot over it. Folks, this is … Continue reading