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 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 […]

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