Thursday, January 13, 2011

More People On Food Stamps Than Ever Before

43,200,878 people in the United States are on Food Stamps—sorry: The “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” (SNAP). Here are the just released figures from the Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, for the month of November 2010.

Read the figures with a stiff drink: Since November of 2008, when there were 30,885,000 on Food Stamps, the figure has risen almost 39.87% in two years—22% in 2008–‘09, and “only” 14% in 2009-‘10.

The rate of increase may be slowing down—but it’s still increasing. At 43 million people, that’s 14% of the US population.

In other words, one in seven Americans do not have enough money to eat.

I wonder how many will be on Food Stamps by November 2011—or more to the point, November of 2012.

2 comments:

  1. ... but almost everyone has a stinkin Ipod.

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  2. From here on the ground there is a lot of abuse and fraud in the welfare system.

    State officials cancel access to welfare benefits on cruise ships and at all casinos
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2010/10/schwarzeneggers-office-cancels-access-to-welfare-benefits-on-cruise-ships-and-at-casinos.html

    State bans welfare cards at pot clubs, massage parlors
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2010/11/pot-clubs.html

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