Western Rifle Association has a piece up by Matt Bracken claiming that the government has sent a notice out that they will be suspending the SNAP program on November 1st until further notice.
“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.” Fox 13, Salt Lake City, October 14.
You can rest assured that the government is fully aware of the repercussions of such a move.
What were once major metropolitan population centers will become smoking ash heaps after the rioting stops.
It seems someone is trying to play Hardball Politics.
It is also readily apparent that whoever it is has absolutely no idea of what they are doing.
I would not put this past the current regime though and take this as a credible threat.
If you live anywhere near a potential flash point I would be seriously looking into having some fire extinguishers and self defense items handy because if they cut off the food to 50 million people in this country it will be a scorched earth scenario shortly afterwards.
There WILL be "Mothafuckin' RIOTS".