Skip to comments.Shutdown Day 3: Food distributor stalled, charter boat captains docked
Posted on 10/04/2013 1:31:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
"......Feeding South Florida is just one of 202 food banks in the country hit hard by the Washington, D.C., stalemate. With 47 employees, its the largest of nine in Florida, responsible for 30 percent of statewide distribution.
The agency distributes 35 million pounds of food a year from its 70,000-square-foot warehouse, everything from bananas and pears, to turkeys and hams, to soups and nuts, even baby formula. The USDA funding accounts for more than one-third of Feeding South Floridas supply chain. On Thursday, its six open loading bays were filled with volunteers heaving food into U-Hauls and other trucks.
The distribution centers 325 partner agencies supply food to 949,910 people.
They sent us an email saying we cant order anything else. So once we distribute this, thats it, says Sari Vatske, the distributors vice president of programs and initiatives. We need Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn-Dixie to step up. Well need to double efforts on food drives and fundraisers.
The sting of the shutdown was a little harsher to those doing business with the federal government on Day 3 of the standoff: Food distributors shelves were emptying, small business loans were in a holding pattern, and Florida Bays waters became off-limits to some............."
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
The Federal Government is one huge money laundering enterprise. But hey, what government this large isn’t?
I wondered when obama would start shutting down the waterways
gots to get some floating barry-cades up, may have to blockade the coasts up to 100 miles offshore, plus the rivers of course. You got a pond on your property! Its now nationalized. and closed.
anyone else notice the irony of this statement?
“Biscayne National Park is also off limits. Enforcement rangers will be on duty, Kimball said.”
Yes! The enforcers are working overtime.
Are we all gonna die?
I guess freedom of navigation (FON) isn’t so free after all
when Libyans and Iranians try this stunt in their waters, we blast them out of the water
maybe obama can outsource enforcing federal govt waterway and sea lane closures to somali pirates.
Tactics are one thing, but substance is another. Its the Democrats who have mocked the very notion of settled law. Its the Democrats who voted down the reopening of substantial parts of the government. Its the Democrats who gave life to a spontaneous, authentic, small-government opposition a.k.a. the tea party with their unilateral imposition of a transformational agenda during the brief interval when they held a monopoly of power.
That interval is over. The current unrest is the residue of that hubris."
[It would appear that Charles Krauthammer and Jonah Goldberg are beginning to see how a majority of the country is reacting to Obama and this "GOP" Tea Party shutdown.]
Goldberg: The Budget Fight and Obamas Vindictive Streak ".....Whats unusual is the way Obama sees the government as a tool for his ideological agenda. During the fight over the sequester, Obama ordered the government to make the 2 percent budget cut as painful and scary as possible.....
Obama, the avowed problem solver, set out to create problems for the American people, just to prove how great government is and how crazy Republicans were for wanting to cut spending much of the money borrowed from China a little. But dont you dare call him an ideologue!
Now, with the government shutdown and the looming fight over the debt ceiling, Obamas doubling down on this ideologically perverse strategy........
And when we buck, Obama will declare martial law.
It does have that feel of a dry run, doesn’t it.
Yes, it’s striking how deep the federal tentacles are in practically every move and action by citizens across the country.
It would be something (my hopes aren’t high) if the result of the lockdown were to create an effective backlash against its intrusiveness overall—not just in Obamacare.
The other sliver of a hope I’d have would be if the country could be led to a new appreciation of our Constitution’s purposely giving the power of the purse to the House so as to make spending by the government that isn’t supported by the people possible.
I’d love to see that sort of civic education get national traction—though I know it’s highly unlikely.
The only way that happens is if we're out there teaching the lessons. I think the 'low information voter's' mind is so muddled by progressive thinking they are unable to see it is what chains them to the poverty of the lives, souls, and pocketbooks.
This is AWFUL.....poor babies can't be fed because Harry Reid and Obama DON"T WANT THEM TO...THEY WANT THEM TO SUFFER in order for the Republicans to get blamed!!
This shut down is pealing back and revealing layers upon layers of federal government, the size and scope of their “help” and “control.”
It also sounds like this shutdown is creating a blockade to prevent food getting to a million “poor” people in Florida.
Now what would happen if food supplies were sequestered, blockaded, or otherwise shut down to a million people?
This has serious consequences — intended or unintended?
I am amazed that Obama's actions surprise them.
But I am entitled to my free stuff.
Churches need to ramp up. Fast.
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
Charter boats docked at North Carolinas outer banks were ordered to move. These people are paying rent on their dock space. Theres also a local town suffering a lot
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