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FOOD STAMP RIOTS: A LOOMING DOMESTIC THREAT?

One in six Americans are now on food stamps, amounting to 20 percent of all American households and 47.6 million individuals. A record $80 billion was spent on the food subsidy program last year, but an across-the-board cut is scheduled to go into effect on November 1. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), food stamp payments will decrease by $36 per month for a family of four (currently each household receives an average of $272 per month). Could the decrease in funding lead to riots?

Nothing Left To Lose: Man With Assault Rifle Charges Police After He’s Denied Food Stamp Assistance

The FED is pumping, the stock market is approaching all-time highs, and the band plays on. But on Main Street, Americans weary from four years of recession are starting to snap.