Berto Jongman: Food Stamp Shut-Down? — 46 Million – Riots Could Ensure, Pressuring Republicans

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berto smallUSDA Sends States Notice To Hold Off ‘Until Further Notice’ Process That Distributes Food Aid To 46 Million People In The US

Phi Beta Iota: Data point number 1 is that 46 million out of a population of 300 million or so are on food stamps. Other reports suggest that 50% of the public is now at or near the poverty line — this tracks with 40% not working (including invalids, prisoners, and retirees) and a 23% actual unemployment rate. Data point number 2: federal government could begin stopping all forms of financial assistance to states which could in turn inspire a tax revolt.