Here is the government’s solution to extending food stamps issued during the government shutdown:
Because of the federal shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has instructed states to issue February’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits by Sunday, Jan. 20. Benefits would normally be available to families between the 3rd and 21st of February.
“We are working closely with county departments of social services and our federal partners to ensure participants and retailers have little to no interruption of FNS services due to the shutdown,” said Tara Myers, NCDHHS Deputy Secretary for Human Services.
FNS is a federal food assistance program that provides low-income families with funds to purchase food needed for a nutritional, adequate diet. Once February’s FNS funds are distributed, they will be available for use. However, participants should be aware that since there will be no FNS benefits issued in the month of February, they should plan accordingly.
If recipients do not “budget” their assistance properly, they will run out of food about the middle of February. No additional assistance will be given until the government shutdown is resolved.
Make no mistake: the Democrats plan to starve their constituents in order to secure their power and their voting block in the next election. The longer the shutdown goes on, the more political capital they will receive. We all know how this will end.