It’s the Apocalypse!!11!!

It’s the end of time!! The Seven Seals are broken – the Apocalypse has officially started!!

War, Pestilence, Plague, and Famine are on the loose and people are dying by the millions !!

Or maybe not. Yeah, it’s sarcastic hyperbole – it’s what I do here, so sue me.

You almost wouldn’t know it for hyperbole though by reading this headline :

“Deep cuts to country’s food stamps program starts Friday”

Deep cuts to food stamps?! …Oh Noes!!111!!! OMG -OMG….LOOK Here comes Famine – it will sweep across the lands !!!elventy!! Po’ people gonna starve in their hovels !! OH The HUMANITY !!

The move to cut back benefits will be the first wide-scale change to the program affecting nearly every single participant. The 13.6 percent cut comes out to about $36 a month less for a family of four getting government assistance or $420 a year, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Er, wait-  what? 36 dollars a month? That’s what people consider a “deep cut” now a days is it?

After a quick consult with the Imperial Mathematician – that comes to 9.00 dollars a week less on their EBT cards. 9.00 bucks – are you fucking kidding me? This is a so called “DEEP” cut?!?!

Here’s a novel idea – BUY LESS TWINKIES AND KING-DONGS!!

Since 2000, the costs for the plan have increased more than 358 percent.

13 years – two administrations and no end in site, and oh just for arguments sake?  This so called “DEEP”  cut? It rolls SNAP funding back to …wait for it. …2010 – almost, not quite, spending is actually a bit higher now than in 2010 after these cuts –  numbers are from the following CATO institute article

Many anti-poverty groups have warned that cutting the program will leave millions of Americans vulnerable.

Vulnerable to what? Twinkie withdrawal ? Judging from the girth of said recipient in that picture attached to that article – we could use a little bit more judicious selection when spending  Our EBT bennies….I’m jus’ saying there Jabba…

Of course right on cue some Social Program Guru mewls, rends her clothing,  and cries hysterically over these so called “cuts”

“People are living at the margins,” Ellen Vollinger, legal director and SNAP advocate at the Food Research and Action Center, an anti-hunger organization, told Reuters. “It’s not an abstract metric for people. It’s actual dollars to keep food in the refrigerator.”

Newsflash you Lenin loving twat – those dollars? Are My dollars. I’m the  poor taxpayer  sucker coughing up 10’s of thousands of dollars every year to the IRS to help fund the “margin” population’s EBT cards.

You see Ellen Dear, I have what’s commonly referred to as a J-O-B – a Job, a real one. One that provides INCOME….Income that the ever more self centered greedy “margin” dwellers and their busy body over lords (That would be YOU Ellen) INSIST at the point of a gun that I give more and more of it to them. And quite frankly Ellen dear, me an’ a WHOLE passel full of other taxpayers “give a fucking shit” meters are really starting to show a big fat goose egg – ZERO.

Secondly – You want these people to have the ability to keep food in the fridge?? Lets try this, cut out the ability for them to buy prepared food. You know the food I am talking about ? The pre-cooked chicken that you can find in any grocery store – hot off the rotisserie ? That costs twice what a 15 piece “family” pack of frozen chicken does? Let’s start there – other wise go fuck yourself.  Let em’ fucking starve if they can’t fucking budget like the REST of us have to do.

The slash in the program also means less money for discount grocers, dollar stores and gas stations that rely on low-income shoppers.

Hysterical much ? Your so called  “SLASH” is more like a paper cut but hey…nice try – the author is indicating here that ‘business’ will suffer – which of course makes anyone that believes in Free Enterprise and working for a living cringe, but sorry ….I’m not buying it.

SNAP is for FOOD –  Food is not found in a gas station or a dollar store – unless your diet of course is centered around Slim Jim’s Pringles, Pepsi, and fucking Ramen noodles. I’m quite sure the entire economy is not going to collapse if the local Pakistani gas jockey at gas-n-go sells a few less Slim-Jims ….

The point here is, Stop allowing Gas stations to accept EBT cards, there is NOTHING in a 7-11 or any gas station with ANY nutritional value what-so-ever, whens the last time you saw fresh produce at your local gas-n-go ???  Let me guess here…um, NEVER?

Additionally a little comparison shopping is in order here, have you ever seen what a 7-11 charges compared to a grocery store for a gallon of milk? Fer the love of God people, a little common sense here – please!!

Dollar Stores ….maybe, but it doesn’t pass the smell test, I’ve only been in a few of these in my life that’s the god’s honest truth, it only took me a few times and I refused to set foot in them ever again,  but I never saw anything that could be considered actual “food” in them, chips, soda, candy, etc.  -not even canned goods. I guess the mileage here may vary, but I am not real confident that “Dollar” stores carry what an EBT wielding “po’ person” is going to need to keep that fridge full.   Comment withdrawn – LC Rouge asserts that in fact “Dollar Store” do carry food stuffs. Cissanrl5.7

Discount grocers – okay, NOW that I can get on board with.  MY WIFE shops at the no frills discount grocery store in our neck of the woods, it doesn’t have the prepared foods and bells and whistles like the big chain store does – it’s just plain common sense here.

It helps a lot with the staples and been great towards stocking up the “prepper” closet.  But I have noticed – standing in the check out line at the no frills store with the wife, almost with out fail – people are paying cash or writing a check, but run across the street to the “big chain” store and go through check out? You’re going to see someone whip out an EBT card.

Know how I know it’s EBT???…Because that 6 pack of Bud or whatever – they hand over cash for – after of course, they have paid for the Twinkies, and Pop tarts with their EBT card ….Curious now isn’t it?

At the end of the day, I nor anyone really wants people starving in the streets here, but at the same time is it really too much to ask that the SNAP program be a little less of a boondoggle – that those benefits these people get via Taxpayer dollars be actually used for the intended purposes?

Be sure to tune in next week – When we here at the AIR profile “Pestilence” – brought to you by the Democrat National Party and King Jugear’s Obamacare….

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November 1, 2013 07:46

Hey Ellen, how ’bout we do this. End all welfare, SNAP and EBT. You’re hungry? Get a job or stand in the soup line. You’re kids hungry? See above answer. Need money? How about selling that 60″ flat screen plasma, dropping cable, $100/mo smart phone plan, etc. How aobut living like the poor if you are poor vice what you… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
November 1, 2013 08:27

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. They wont be able to use their EBT/SNAP cards for Lobster, Steak, Cigs and BEER .

November 1, 2013 09:18

Last Saturday I was at the Santa Cruz Costco spending my hard earned dollars on food and TP. In line in front of me are a middle aged Hispanic woman and her adult 20ish son. They are buying one item in a very large box and the clerk calls the manager because they want to pay for it with an… Read more »

November 1, 2013 12:15

Headline if the media were honest: “Food stamp users may have to spend own money to buy food, drug dealers hardest hit.”

LC FORGER - Monster Hunter
LC FORGER - Monster Hunter
November 1, 2013 13:03

Bones says: Hey Ellen, how ’bout we do this. End all welfare, SNAP and EBT. You’re hungry? Get a job or stand in the soup line…. Man, these pukes just piss me off to no end…. So I guess I piss you off… One tiny little blood clot in one tiny little blood vessel in my wife’s brain shut down… Read more »

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek
November 1, 2013 13:12

I’m in the same boat as Forger. Add to it I’m crippled, and the job market is so tight that my roomie, cant get a job flipping burgers. And yes, you can actually get real food at a dollar store. I know this, because the nearest ‘real grocery store’ is 20 miles away. The dollar store is 600 yards. I… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy
November 1, 2013 14:17

My better half lost her job just about a year ago. We are not on EBT. What we do utilize every other month is our church “food pantry” which has NO income restrictions no nothing, want food, get food. Like I said about every other month she goes, but not more often than that cause we aren’t in as bad… Read more »

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
November 1, 2013 20:23

Roguetek, do you by chance live in northern Arkansas? Your distances sound just about exactly like mine. And my general situation is quite similar.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek
November 1, 2013 22:12

No, I live about 20 miles south of San Antonio.

LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd
LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd
November 1, 2013 22:33

Kind Ladies and Gentlemen of the Rott,

There is a right-thinking blog that has become infested with an… invertebrate known only as “Liberalmann.”

The good folks there are in sore need of the ministrations of Imperial Shock Troops.

can haz rottalanche plz?

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
November 2, 2013 09:22

LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd says:

can haz rottalanche plz?

That douche hurt my head but it was fun

November 2, 2013 11:01

The slash in the program also means less money for discount grocers, dollar stores and gas stations that rely on low-income shoppers. Maybe I’m dense I know I’m dense, but how do these stores suffer? The money she speaks of is being lifted from my pocket and trimmed and filtered by levels of bureaucrats, finally reaching both those who righteously… Read more »

November 2, 2013 11:41

There are decent people out there, somewhere, that actually benefit from the EBT stuff, but they are so few and far between that there are plenty of charity groups that could help them out. The EBT stuff needs to stop. Let the bastards starve to death. I honestly do not care anymore. When I go out into public, and on… Read more »

Radical Redneck
Radical Redneck
November 2, 2013 14:33

LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd @ #: There is a right-thinking blog that has become infested with an… invertebrate known only as “Liberalmann.” He also trolls at Glenn Beck’s 15-20 times a day with a facebook address. From that someone got his pic (it really is). Handsome fella! Here is the face of the strident, covetous, stupid and ultra-hostile left. Um… Read more »

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
November 2, 2013 16:23

Let’s get serious, all the SNAP and commotion has nothing to do with helping the needy. Nor helping the greedy. Any of that which may happen is entirely coincidental. The only real purpose is helping one specific set of bureaucrats protect and expand their hogtrough empire. Let no bureaucrat go unfed.

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
November 2, 2013 16:27

But WAIT!!! How will the SNAP program complicate achieving the goals of Queen Mooch’s anti-obesity and weight reduction program? Is this not yet another instance of two gummint programs sabotaging each other?