...but what's new?
This article is fashioned around a claim by Oregon's junior Senator that the mere discussion of Congress shutting down the government via failure to approve a higher borrowing limit will cause the US Dept of Agriculture to have to stop reloading the Free Shit Army's S.N.A.P. "food stamp" cards*.
Last I checked, the October 1 expiration of the borrowing limit is a hard and fast date, and spending may continue right up to September 30, at eleven-fifty-nine pm. The "threat" of Congress failing to do anything carries no weight, only the actual carrying-out of such a threat is cause for concern.
Merkely, you are an asshole.
By the way, Mister Senator-Jerk, your use of the term "food insecurity" carries no weight, either. For those who have had to miss a meal, actual hunger is a real bother, but the "feeling" associated with "worrying about hunger" has no effect on a rational, self-disciplined human being. You either eat or you are hungry. If you are eating, you aren't hungry.
Note that the article says that the Jerk is the Democrat's honcho on food issues. I have a litmus test for Mister Jerk: if you ARE the honcho, how about writing some rules so that S.N.A.P. cards can only be used to buy actual nutritious food? No Twinkies, no McDonald's fat-bombs, no sodas, no candy bars, just real food, like economical cuts of meat, poultry, fish and blocks of cheese, to name a few basics. There are probably no more than 50 items in a grocery store that ought to be on S.NA.P., the rest of it can be classed as un-necessary to a survival assistance program.
* The S.N.A.P. card replaced Food Stamps a decade or so ago, but severe "mission creep" has set in with this supposedly-basic welfare program. The program was designed to simply fill grocery bags for impoverished persons, and fill them with nutritious food, much of which was USDA surplus food back in the '60's when the program started. Today, you can eat at restaurants on S.N.A.P. This is wrong. The program needs to be returned to it's original mission.