DHS Preparing For November 1st Food Riots
The Department of Homeland Security is spending $80 million to batten cities down in anticipation of riots on November 1. The November 1 date is when the cuts to the food stamp program begins. The SNAP program, a supplemental food program that began with the 2009 stimulus bill. The program is scheduled to sunset November 1.
The Department of Homeland Security expects Greece style riots as a result of this program sunset. They have issued a request for proposals for extra private security to provide assistance in the event riots break out. They are expected to be staged near the IRS and other federal buildings in New York. The original request for proposals was issued October 10th. It details the need for forces to provide Emergency Security Services (ESS).
The Contractor shall furnish fully qualified PSOs, management, supervision, equipment, supplies and any other cost for sustained emergency surge security force services. Deployments may be to large and small-scale events such as natural disasters, civil disturbances, or other unanticipated events on an as-needed basis.
The additional protection is to protect federal buildings from its own citizens.
Nigel Innis of Tea Party.net appeared on Cavuto today to discuss the Department of Homeland Security hires. Innis said the real problem is the miserable economy that government is restraining. He said, “What government can give to you, government can take away. ”
Cavuto pointed out that there would not be a real decrease, but a rearrangement of benefits. Therefore, he didn’t understand why the Department of Homeland Security was expecting riots. Innis didn’t anticipate riots this cycle either. However, he did note that people have to be liberated from the yoke of big government and given an opportunity to earn a living. He said what people need was economic opportunity and a good job so they could put food on their own table.
Innis said the slaves had food stamps too, but they were called scraps from the master’s table. He said we have a crisis in the country when there are 50 million people, the equivalent of the West Coast, on food stamps. Innis also said the United States is on a slow march to being Western Europe. People don’t want to be on food stamps, they want government out of the way so they can earn a living.