1 of 8 Americans on Food Stamps


Good grief.
Today’s (June 3) Bloomberg news reports that more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps. The total U.S. population is 309.416 million. This means 13% of Americans — 1 out of every 8 Americans — are on food stamps! 

The number of Americans receiving food stamps in March topped 40 million for the first time as the jobless rate hovered near a 26-year high.
Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program subsidies for food purchases totaled 40.2 million, up 21% from a year earlier and 1.2% more than in February, the Department of Agriculture said yesterday in a statement on its website. The number of recipients has set records for 16 straight months. [Let’s see… That’s how long Obama’s been president! -Ed.]

Food aid climbed as the unemployment rate stayed at 9.7% in March for a third straight month, near levels last seen in 1983, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate rose to 9.9% in April. Jobless numbers for May will be released tomorrow.
An average of 40.5 million people, more than an eighth of the population, will get food stamps each month in the year that began Oct. 1, according to White House estimates. The figure is projected to rise to 43.3 million in 2011.
 
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tina
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this is exactly what the fraud and his regime want!

Thomas
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Thomas

I think these politicians and that includes
Obama should get a “taste of their own
medicine”.

Franz
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Franz

Steelworkers (such as yours truly) warned this was coming for over thirty years. There’s nothing amazing when — — A country ships millions of jobs offshore, — Replaces that work with NOTHING, — Then pretends to be amazed when people have no work and therefore need food stamps. The minute deindustrialization began, re-agrifications should have started. Every factory closed should have signalled the start of at least a hundred familiy farms. The food stamp statistic verifies what we have said for a generation: There is NO SUCH THING as a post-industrial economy. Never was and cannot be. Spread the word… Read more »

bruce
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I wonder if the Billions with a “B” was in the form of food stamps. Its time for someone to put Israel to rest once and for all. Its aleays in the interst of the mad dog to put it out of its, and our, misery.

stephen
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Obama needs to be impeached, he is not addressing the depression. Close the Fed and reinstall the National Bank, a bank for and by the people.

KnowThyTruth
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Unemployment at 9.7% my sheeple butt.
Double that!
For more information on just how dumbed down the American sheeple are visit their web site.

Banderman
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Banderman

I am certain this makes Obama (the great baloney slicer) very happy. Those that voted for this dude; thanks for NOTHING.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Awright, more Democrat voters! Crank up the deficit!

Rev Reggie Jackson
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Rev Reggie Jackson

There is a sneaking suspicion that Obama wants all of you white people to see how it feels to be on food stamps like about 50% of all blacks have been on them at one time of their life. And now, you white folks are going to get use to eating the gubment cheese and canned spam and powered milk and powered eggs baby. And his new world order antichrist puppet masters are making him do all of us in whether we are black or white. For the only color that turns them on is green and gold and silver… Read more »

Joan
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Joan

I agree with Doc’s wife. Mr. O wants us to be needy. Remember, he is the patrician, the nobleman, and we are the plebians, the lowlife and he knows what is best for us. However, I do believe that there are some of the working poor who need food stamps. But remember, such programs are always abused. Years ago, I was shopping in a grocery store and when I was finished, I of course stood in line for check out. In front of me were two women, and from their conversation they were mother and daughter. They were both dressed… Read more »

Gregory Fegel
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Gregory Fegel

Within the discussion of unemployment and welfare, there is a key issue that I find remains unexamined and unaddressed by most commentators. That is the issue that machines and computers have eliminated jobs that will never be replaced. In the early 20th Century, 85% of Americans worked in agriculture. By the 1970s, about 5% of Americans worked in agriculture, and today less than 3% of Americans work in agriculture. That decline in the need for agricultural workers is due to mechanization, which is a net eliminator of jobs. Computerization is also a net eliminator of jobs. The jobs that have… Read more »

Cultural Wasteland
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Cultural Wasteland

Let’s remember who elected O. It was the American Sheeple. Too bad. The Republic was already dead by the time the imposter was elected. Now the insane asylum we call Congress has placed us firmly in the Socialist camp. RIP for the US. A Republic requires a moral people, but that hasn’t been the state of things here for a very long time. We will get what is coming to us — suffering and slavery for our embrace of evil…

swamp
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swamp

Many people living in America receiving food stamps are not Americans.
Many are immigrants, and many millions are illegal aliens.

Yo Dude
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Yo Dude

Do you know why FEMA have internment camps.? This is for when the Gov can no longer afford to pay for food stamps. You need to understand that the US is now becoming a third world country.

Lahdahn
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Lahdahn

So somebody please tell me what was happening to Americans when Regan was laying off millions of middle mangers with “Reaganomics” and Bush Sn was laying off military personnel while fighting for his oil well in a Gulf War and Bush Jr was sending the last of the major jobs overseas following his coup of the white house? Get real people these forty million Americans getting food stamps did not happen over night but we are made to think so. Once again we are shown how the System is blind when a Whiteman is in charge, but will bring everything… Read more »

Ted Nougat
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Ted Nougat

When Obama was elected, I made the statement to several friends that we will all be issued EBT cards within 2 years.
I am still standing by this statement. Given the current trajectory, I see no reason why it couldn’t happen.

Joan
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Joan

Lahdahn, it is clear that some people make race the issue as much as they can. You miss the point entirely!

Karl
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Welcome to the New World Order Socialist Cesspool! Joseph McCarthy, a true American patriot, was the only Senator with the guts to expose the communist takeover of our government. The intensity of the attacks on him proved that he hit a home run against the subversive elements in government and society. The present state of the Union bears witness to the truth of the treasonous filthy rot and festering boil known as Capitol Hill. Everyone should read “None Dare Call It a Conspiracy” written by Gary Allen in 1971 (Google it !), another expose of the treason rife within our… Read more »

j r
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j r

Gee, maybe shipping all those good jobs to India and China wasn’t such a good idea. Oh well, the CEO got big fat bonuses so I guess it was worth it.
If you check out the eligibility requirements for food stamps, you have to be dirt poor to qualify.

Dave H.
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@ Steve @bruce
What is the matter here? bruce has made a very good posting. People should hear him. It is Steve who ought to be banned from this website.

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Geezer Dookie
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Geezer Dookie

Obama inherited this mess from the Redneck Republican Party.
Bushonomics crushed America with two major wars and Big Bank Pandering.
Now it’s up to the underdog party to clean up the Moral Majority Mess.
Oh the janitor will get it. We can do no wrong!

Peter Wehlin
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Peter Wehlin

As it turns, I think the only way out of the situation is Mr. Lyndon LaRouche’s political movement!

money
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Nice data and interpretation. However, we have to edmit that world’s economy is not in its good shape.

fictionfact
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fictionfact

We’re one of those 1 in 8. When my husband lost his job, we didn’t run for a hand-out and lived off our savings for over 2 years before the money ran out. I understand there if fraud out there, but honestly, at least in my state, you do have to prove your are poor to qualify. We must re-qualify every 6 months. We have to provide proof of income, tax returns, birth certificates, bank statements, rent and utility bills, as well as filling out forms providing all type of information. Trust me, it’s not fun getting the dirty looks… Read more »

hary P
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Hi, nice post! I really like your post about Food Stamps. Love the picture!
Keep the good work!

cp
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cp

gubment cheese