Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nearly 20 percent of Americans on food stamps at Thanksgiving

While I'm thankful we have a food stamp program for the truly needy, I find it hard to believe that twenty percent of Americans really qualify for that program.

From CNS News:
Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program.

Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year.
As you can well imagine, food stamp usage skyrocketed after Barack Obama--the food stamp president--was sworn in.

However, the Democrats are thankful that are economy is "back on track."

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