The Recovery Trudges On

| September 8, 2013

And this is during an economic recovery! In June, the number of  households receiving foodstamps rose to 23.117 million, an increase of 45.9k in one month, and also a new record high. The average monthly benefit per household was: $274.55, just off the record. In June an additional 125,059 individual Americans started using Foodstamps. The increase to 47.8 […]

Did We Read This Right…..They Gotta Be Kidding, Nope They’re Not Kidding

| March 8, 2013

Here are the key words from below:  Two categories of spending represent 12.5% of all discretionary spending. These costs go up when the economy is weak, they have never, repeat never declined. Consider just these two components of the discretionary spending budget; (1) Food Stamps, and (2) the Earned Income and Child Credits. 1) Food Stamps cost the government […]

It’s Raining Foodstamps…..

| December 9, 2012

How about that!   Just over a mind-boggling 50 million Americans are living in absolute poverty while collecting the $134.29 average monthly benefit per person.     Here’s a fictitious account of how food stamp day might go……..No time to work just got hooked up for some free money, gotta go wait in that long food stamp line, it goes down the […]

Records Are Made To Be Broken…

| April 2, 2012

Foodstamp usage for January is virtually unchanged at 46.5 million recipients. The actual number of recipients declined by a whisper, while the number of households receiving some sort of benefit increased to a new record of 22.2 million.  

Food Stamp Participation

| March 2, 2012

As of December, per SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)  this number just hit another record high of 46.5 million, an increase of 384,000 in one month, an increase of 2.4 million for the year 2011 (about as many as have dropped out of the Labor force, hmmmm), and 14.3 million since Obama took office. The food stamp program, […]

Do As I Say, Not As I Do….

| March 1, 2012

The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us “Please Don’t Feed the Animals” because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves. 

Food Stamp Line, Take A Number…The Line Starts Outside Around The Block, Accross The Street, Up The Hill, Under The Bridge And Around The Backside Of The Lake! Bathrooms Are Up Front, Take An Other Number…Good Luck, Expected Wait Time Is: 8 Hours…For The Bathrooms That Is

| August 31, 2011

A record 45.8 million people are now relying on the government’s food stamp program, up 12% from a year ago and up an astonishing 34% in only the last two years.

Food Stamp Use Surges To New Record

| August 2, 2011

So….our only question is: What happens if the economy gets really bad (by government standards)?  Remember, the government says we’re still in a recovery. Just released data shows foodstamp usage increased over 1.1 million in the the highest single monthly jump in Foodstamp participation since mid 2009,that was when eligibility requirements were adjusted. We now have what amounts […]

Food Stamp Usage Hits New All Time High

| May 31, 2011

An all time record new high……44.199 million people on food stamps and counting, during an economic recovery!  Geez   Courtesy of John Lohman

Food Stamp Recipients Hit 44.2 Million, A New Record

| May 2, 2011

The SNAP released the most recent food stamp numbers. Not surprisingly, we have another all time high of 44.2 million poverty-level Americans relying on government funding for day to day sustenance.  So you ask: When will this end?   Hmm…we wonder about that too!

Poverty And Distress Rolls Down The Highway

| April 25, 2011

American poverty and distress, such as food stamp recipients are headed for an all time high!  

Food Stamps Hit New All Time Record

| April 1, 2011

The total foodstamp participation in January hit an all time record 44,187,831 according to the USDA.  The average amount recieved per participent is $132.81 per month.  We might add that we are in an economic recovrey….but the GDP growth looks to be about the rate of inflation, which means if we buy the same things as […]

Food Stamp Usage Shows Another All Time Record

| March 3, 2011

The economy may be getting better for the time being, but not for those at the bottom!  Food stamp usage just hit 44.1 million people in December and averaged $134 a month per person.

Food Stamp Usage Continues Higher…Up 14% From One Year Ago

| February 1, 2011

We’re looking at nearly 15% of the population now on food stamps….and the drift between the rich and the poor continues to get wider by the day!  As of November, the SNAP program had 43.6 million participants, an increase of 400k from October, and a 14% increase, or 5.3 million from a year prior. The […]

Food Stamp Usage Hits New All Time High Of 43.2 Million Participants For Latest Reporting Period

| January 7, 2011

Geez, didn’t the government say things were getting better in the economy…..Well yes, if you are a “have”, but the “have nots” don’t seem to be seeing any improvement at all.   

Food Stamps Increase To Another New Record

| December 8, 2010

Question:  Aren’t we in an economic recovery.    Answer:  Well, yes…..according to the government! The Department of Agriculture reports that 42.9 million people collected food stamps last month, up 1.2% from the prior month and 16.2% higher than the same time a year ago.

Americans On Foodstamps Hits New Record In August, Increase By Over Half A Million To 42.4 Million

| November 5, 2010

The WSJ Reports……. By population, Washington, D.C. had the largest share of residents receiving food stamps: More than a fifth, 21.1%, of its residents collected assistance in August. Washington was followed by Mississippi, where 20.1% of residents received food stamps, and Tennessee, where 20% tapped into the government nutrition program. Idaho posted the largest jump […]

Food Stamp Usage Climbs To New All Time Record Highs

| October 6, 2010

July food stamps have just set a new all time high. According to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the Food and Nutrion Service, July foodstamp usage rose 1.4% from June, hitting a new record of 41.8 million, and 17.5% higher than the 35.6 million on assistance from a year ago. Participation has set records […]

How Tough Is It Out There…..Just Ask Walmart

| September 22, 2010

Talk about tough times out there, this shopping habit says it all. Bloomberg:  Wal-Mart CEO “I don’t need to tell you that our cus­tomer remains challenged…You need not go farther than one of our stores on midnight at the end of the month. And it’s real interesting to watch, about 11 p.m. customers start to come […]

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