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The Coming EBT Riots: What Will Happen When Government Entitlements Stop?

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) EBT cards are modern-day food stamps, except they’re electronic. In essence, they are government-issued debit cards that allow recipients to spend taxpayer money for their own groceries. But EBT cards aren’t merely good on food staples like beans and rice, they can be spent on processed junk food that promotes diabetes and obesity. That’s the “dirty little secret” of the EBT scheme: It encourages low-income Americans to become high-profit customers of the pharmaceutical industry by eating their way to obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

That’s why the food industry loves EBT cards, too: Most EBT users are low-education consumers who understand virtually nothing about nutrition. They tend to buy the most nutritionally-depleted processed foods available, and that equates to high-profit foods for the processed food industry. (The highest-profit foods are the ones with the least nutrition, it turns out.)

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EBT stands for “Electronic Benefit Transfer,” and it means transferring money from the pockets of working taxpayers into the hands of those who, for one reason or another, are either not working at all or are living below the poverty requirements set by the government. This transference is done at gunpoint, essentially, through the enforcement of federal tax collection. EBT benefits have more than doubled during the Obama administration’s last four years, creating tens of millions of new dependents who now vote based almost entirely on who gives them the most handouts.

The purchase of vitamins is specifically prohibited by the EBT program. This is done as a way to keep EBT recipients sick and diseased while suffering from nutritional deficiencies, which is precisely what the federal government wants.

EBT cards are also a form of corporate welfare

EBT cards create high-profit handouts to corporations, too: Pharmaceutical companies and the sick-care industry; Big Government which gets re-elected based on entitlement handouts; global banks which earn a percentage off every swipe; and even the processed junk food industry which preys upon nutritional ignorance of the poor.

In fact, for every dollar’s worth of food handed out to EBT recipients under the program, at least 50 cents is driven right into the profit coffers of wealthy corporations. That’s why EBT programs are allowed to exist: Not because they benefit the poor, but because they benefit the rich! Do you have any idea how much profit there is in a package of Oreo cookies?

The “EBT culture” of dependence, poverty and ignorance is perhaps best shown in the now-famous YouTube music video “My EBT”. There, a rapper brags about how he’s using taxpayer money to buy Oreos, chips, sandwiches, breakfast cereals, McDonald’s food and more. He sings about how he wishes he could use it to buy weed.

This article, however, isn’t about how welfare creates long-term dependence and poverty while destroying the dignity of many who come to depend on it. Rather, it’s about what’s going to happen when the EBT card system goes down and stays down.

EBT food stamp systems goes down for hours across multiple states

Yesterday, the EBT card system, which is managed by JP Morgan Chase, suffered a six-hour outage across ten states.

Wal-Mart, one of the favorite destinations of EBT card users, proceeded to run transactions manually and then batched them into the JP Morgan Chase processing system once the system came back online. But elsewhere, stores were met with growing frustration from EBT card holders who were angry that their government money cards suddenly stopped working.

In this case, the EBT outage only lasted less than one day. But given that they are tied into a globalist bank which looks almost certain to fail once the global debt collapse unfolds, the question of the day is this: What’s going to happen when the bank running all the EBT transactions goes belly up?


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    • Apollo is the A/C

      Wait a second here. You are not supposed to talk about this!!! Haven’t you heard? You must be a racist or love Satan or something………………..

      • Fred C Dobbs

        Yes, and if you don’t like it you should renounce your citizenship or leave their country.

    • Apollo is the A/C

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      • Anonymous

        How dare you use Holy Mother of God and the F word in the same sentence. I feel sorry for you and will pray for you.

        • Apollo is the A/C

          The god I’m talking about doesn’t have anything to do with Jesus…….it has to do with the god of the new world order…ISIS. Now, put your Mary Statue away and try tossing out your Cross Necklesses & rosary and following the 2nd commandment.

        • Louis

          I think you meant “necklaces,” not “necklesses.”

          Sacrilegious plus illiterate and named Apollyon. A real piece of work.

    • NoPuppet

      LOOKS like its time to get REAL ! ! ! :evil:

    • Hang all drunkdrivers

      This is what happens when you have an america-hating socialist racist in the WH.

    • DQ

      No “everyone” who receives aid is a junk food-aholic, nor are they liking their situation. I know many families who have been hard working people, who lost their homes in foreclosures, lost their jobs and finally, painfully, had to go to get aid. It’s disgusting. Until we change our way of government, they will most likely NEVER get a house again, nor a job. “Collateral damage” they are…. :( Time for some REAL change — shadow government AND visible government destroyed!

    • OldGeezer

      The hoi polloi don’t know what’s being prepared for them…The “Profligate Lion Kings” have a plan…Once they collpse the world’s economy [which is plainly underwar] they will trigger WW3. They have their underground redoubts completed and they will simply waiit out the consequences of mass extermination and then emerge to live free of us unnecesary eaters whom they commonly refer to as cockroaches.
      Isn’t life grand-?!!!

      • truthzilla

        You’re are right about the plan. But, being an “old guy” myself I have learned that “the best laid plans often go for Naught” The old guard is dying out slowly but surely. The younger kids today don’t fret over the same things… War in the mid east , the debt, collapsing economies, Russian aggression, Chinese economic domination; is — Whatever! We have spent centuries believing their lies and obfuscations. The cat is out of the bag now. Be excited that you’re alive during such a profound era. History will judge them. :wink:

    • Pateriot

      I’m building a bunker for when the Obama phone minutes are taken away from the permanent welfare class!!

    • NS

      Ok, Now I know what the EBT card stands for and is. However, I have seen mothers with children use it at the Farmers Market in in NYC. I am not disputing that it is not used for purchasing food that is not healthy. Maybe it varies from State to State. I do believe we should help when necessary. IT SHOULD NOT be a life long practice! :neutral:

    • Kent Welton

      no, this is what happens when capitalism no longer needs people in their robotic factories and outsourced labor forces, the once employed consumers are no longer and the economy crashes, the EBT simply forestalls the revolution and foretells the negative income tax scheme

    • Anonymous

      When they stop a lot of people will be looking for work. The actual people who deserve it like actual disabled vets and civilians will be marching on Washington, and I think that is the least that will happen.

    • Anonymous

      Every time I look at someone complaining about food stamps they have a government job.
      What cost you more?
      200 bucks a month for someone with two jobs that still doesn’t make enough to feed their family -
      Or thirty times that for a retired cop that spent his life chasing easy arrests between ball games?
      Both are money for nothing .
      Cut em both to nothing – I can help the worker eat but I sure can’t support a lifestyle for the undeserving.

    • Dolores

      I did watch themyEBzt video just now. The only thing I can say is that I sincerely hope that our government allows these worthless pieces of dung to starve to death. I would not lift one finger to help people like the video trashbagsfull I watched survive for even one day. If they showed up at my door begging for food I would meet them at the door with my self defense tool…..double barreled.
      I have spent 30 plus years dealing with this type of human excrement and can say with 100% certainty that they are not worth feeding, arenot worth educating, and are not worth helping in any manner.
      That being said, I feel very badly about the devastation that has fallen upon all the hard working responsible people of this nation. I will help them in any way possible. As I prepare for economic collapse I put aside extra for the people I will help.

    • Apollo is the A/C

      How much does the CIA pay you and where can I sign up to be a paid Shill like you?
      Apple Valley, MN

      • youngneill

        lol apollyon , baracuda says it like it is ? , dont think the CIA does?…………. get a grip a lil lol

        • Apollo is the A/C


    • Wonkadelica

      LMFAO! This is the best comecy site on the inter tubes. When the depletion allowance is taken away, the entire fossile fuel industry will vanish! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Maria Vox

      Are you saying that all those people out there who are still looking for work are Fat Freeloaders? How av=bout the disabled and the Vets? If you have an EBT you are a Fat Freeloader…Thank you for the stereo type.

    • Patriot

      People will just have to trust in God more — like our money says.
      I have been in some tough times in life, on various occaisions, and have not had to go without food nor have starved to death yet. In fact, when I HAD to trust in God, I found that something always seemed to happen for good. Sometimes I might lose something I really wanted, but my basic needs always seem to be provided for in those situation.

    • Joerg Klaemt

      “You made you own bed. Now lie in it.”
      I worked hard all of my life but when I see people living beyond their means,mostly on credit,drinking and partying away all their money,rather than saving it for a rainy day,I become most unpassionate.
      Why should I support someone’s failed vivid wild Lifestyle,while I worked sometimes two Jobs? Sorry….even as a Christian my brother needs to stand on its own two feet.

      • Santa Claus

        Sorry my brother but I only have one foot to stand on. Thanks to Obama I lost my job, I lost my house to foreclosure, I lost my Harley to repo. It’s hard finding a job being 55 years old and one leg. I do get some Social Security Disability, but I would gladly trade it for a good job. When the government folds and I no longer have any income, I will probably be robbing Obama backers.

        • Little One

          Oh, stop blaming. Blaming Obama is like blaming the last dollar you spent for not being in your pocket when you want to spend the next one. Blaming solves nothing. It merely blinds the blamer to the true solution.

        • Rickrack

          You Mr Santa Claus, seem to be a product of your own self pity , I don’t know if you lost your leg in the defense of this Great Country or speeding on your Harley, but to make such statements about one man, while completely ignoring all of the evidence to the contrary, shows the limited intellect of a person that has absolutely no understanding of politics or the world around you. And to threaten a body of individuals, that you know nothing about with ROBBERY shows your complete low level earning capabilities. Yes give up, if you choose, or use your mind to grow, and be a benefit to others like yourself, who seem to BE HANDICAPPED BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY !!!!!!

    • Sid

      It is not that helping people is bad. What is bad is when government does it. First of all, the bureaucrats get the lion’s share of what is paid out; secondly, government is inept in determining who really needs help and who is just milking the system; thirdly, long term welfare encourages people to be dependent instead of seeking independence; and fourthly, forced charity destroys the charitable inclinations of the public, not to mention that government keeps most people so broke that we have difficulty giving to private charity.

      I am in favor of private charity; I oppose government operating a charity.

      As far as what happens when the rug gets pulled out from under people, just look at the developing strife in Greece and Spain. Austerity is coming at us like a freight train without brakes.

    • Anonymous

      Interesting that “entitlements” was in the title, but the EBT card is all they mentioned. It is nice not to have to watch another idiot repeat the government mantra that Social Security is an “entitlement” program, at least! We PAID for those benefits, and it wouldn’t having the trouble it IS having if the damned sticky-fingered Congress would stop stealing the money!


    • darkman62948

      I live the “state” of Illinois.
      I am disgusted when I screw up and go to the store when the EBT cards drop.
      Standing behind some welfare “mother” who looks like she just got up off of the
      couch and came to the store. Of course they normally have their current “Baby Daddy”
      Who looks plenty fit enough to work. Beside the point, they have a cart or two filled
      with junk food. Pizzas, sodas, TV dinners etc. Course they always have a few top dollar
      steaks in the cart again beside the point.
      I wrote a letter to the Governor’s office asking why they were allowed to even buy that
      type of crap with my money. I suggested that they only allow non processed foods to
      be gotten with the cards. The response I got, after about a month broke down to
      the people on welfare don’t know how to cook so limiting the purchases to non processed
      foods would be unreasonable.
      I found the response to be B.S. but I wanted to share.

    • YellowRoseTx51

      “Most EBT users are low-education consumers who understand virtually nothing about nutrition”

      And unfortunately this applies to the Author of this report. Uneducated. Specifically this author has little to no knowledge of Accounting and Bills of Exchange Laws used by All Banks. After all Rothschild created the the Bills and owns all but three banks worldwide.

      The “Tax Payers” you are speaking of is the Public at Large, not the CORPORATION.

      The CORPORATIONS have stolen the Gold and the Security (which is a financial instrument showing the people prepaid) of the People; placed the Debt they Owed the People for use of their Security, Labor and National resources used by CORPORATIONS to ‘do business as’ and to ‘incur debt’; this is in the Trillions. They put their debt owed us back onto the People and have Illegally made them ‘surety’ for CORPORATE debt.

      The CORPORATIONS then placed these financial instruments showing the goods, commodities and services are prepaid, under “National Security.” This allows for the CORPORATIONS to perpetrate Propaganda under new “CORPORATE right to Lie” laws and claim these are ‘worthless people’ who are ‘not paying their way.’

      It allows them to present in courts the ‘debt’ without showing the Profit they have already taken from the Person.

    • Little One

      RE: This article, however, isn’t about how welfare creates long-term dependence and poverty while destroying the dignity of many who come to depend on it. Rather, it’s about what’s going to happen when the EBT card system goes down and stays down.

      Then people will do one of two things: 1. Turn into wild “beasts,” whose priority is self-preservation. 2. Return to the Lord and depending on the true Source and provider of all their needs.

    • Ranger_Ric

      In the long run, we producers and makers will have the last laugh watching the parasite scum who have lived off our backs starve to death and kill each other over scraps of food.

    • Don't be hating!

      If you give up in life you turn fat, dumb, and stupid. Even the most educated/riches people lose everything/collect wellfare/ food stamps. We cannot target anyone. We all are slaves to the system. If we divide and point fingers, we loose and become their slaves. We need to help each other and not discriminate. That equals to Freedom!

    • Anti-Zion

      Who care about EBT’s when the system crashes, cards, cheques, cash and everything else will be useless and already about half of all americans are on some form of support as it is so thats one big rebel army that will help to sort the country out.

      Chop the snakes head off, go after the bankers and take any physical assets they own along with the politicians and then tell the taxman to come get some.

      The real fight will not be worker against none workers but black on white if so many people (as they are) fall for false flag race attacks being pumped up by the zionist media and bankers

    • Anonymous

      You mike Adams!!! Are a butt you think you know it all you sure have changed a lot in a years times you use too be have decent with your articles from your health site but you have gotten to big for your pants these days and have become a selfish human shame on you’!!!!!

    • We the people.

      One of the best things that could happen for this country. Bring on the system crash.

    • putupjob

      Everyone’s savings, 401K’s, pensions and all that will be bled down before the EBT program is gone.
      The last thing to go is EBT. They’ll be taking everything from everyone to pay down EBT.
      EBT is priority.

    • 1up

      the truth is that most of the people on food stamps and welfare are Caucasian in red states the poverty level among red state Caucasians is astonishing. In addition nation wide there are millions of Caucasian women and children in poverty and receiving :oops: welfare

    • Gojiroiscoming

      The cheapest food is the worst food you can buy. The market is slanted so that the junk food sells to the poor people in high volumes.

      Its hard to eat steak and potatoes using food stamps.

      They dont call it Whole Paycheck Market for nothing. Its really expensive to eat healthy. The working poor simply cannot afford it.

    • Angelfire

      LMFAO…..I have an EBT card am educated and shop Fresh and Easy and Whole Foods, thanks to the extra they raised my card to and am a NUTRITIONALIST who lost my job, so know alot about health and nutrition. Also, junk food actually cost more…..if you are a smart shopper, you find that healthy food is cheaper in the long run, than nasty procesed foods! :cool:

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