Inside Look At Record Number of Americans, Nearly One in Six, On Food Stamps

Rome is burning, people are hungry and yes MOOCHELLE Obama the rate of obesity has dropped… because no one can afford to eat! Makes sense there are 46 million on food stamps seeing that almost three times as many are out of work, underemployed or on disability!

Is this not another example of proof that we are in fact in a stealth depression? All that is missing from these reports is the always used comparison of our economy to the Great Depression!


Food-Stamp Use Rises Some 15% Get Benefits
By Phil Izzo | WSJ
Food-stamp use rose 2.4% in the U.S. in May from a year earlier, with more than 15% of the U.S. population receiving benefits. (See an interactive map with data on use since 1990.)

One of the federal government’s biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn’t shrinking back alongside the recovery.

Food stamp rolls were up 0.2% from the prior month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported in data that aren’t adjusted for seasonal variations. Though annual growth continues, the pace has slowed since the depths of the recession.

The number of recipients in the food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is at 47.6 million, or nearly one in six Americans..more