According to USA Today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has enough money to last one more year. That means the food stamp spigot will keep flowing for a long time regardless of what happens in Washington DC tonight.

Many food stamp recipients, however, have not gotten the message:

https://twitter.com/ObeyShey/status/384786155394576384

A few tweeters seem rather indignant about the prospect of an interruption in the government’s taxpayer-funded largesse:

It’s not just food stamp beneficiaries who are anxious, but also those who intend to buy food stamps on the black market:

https://twitter.com/Charismatic_Roc/status/384787295951261696

He needn’t worry. Illegal commerce in food stamps is one of the few sectors of the U.S. economy that is quite strong … and it is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.