Jordan Weissmann: Here is a fact that should disturb everyone, regardless of their politics: Today, about one out of every seven Americans receives food stamps. That's a population of 45 million people -- roughly the size of Spain -- who rely on government help to feed themselves. There are two ways to interpret this number. On the one hand, you could take it as evidence of just how crucial the social safety net has become in the wake of the Great Recession, as families are quite literally struggling to put food on the table.
Here’s your Obama fun fact for the day. More Americans are now on food stamps than the population of Spain. CNS News reported: Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than … Cont... Read Post
Once again, here’s your Obama fun fact for the day. More Americans were on food stamps in December, than the entire population of Spain. An average 46,609,072 people were on the program every month in 2012. The Weekly Standard Blog ... Read Post
Did you know that 1 in every 10 Americans is receiving Food Stamps? Neither did I. Food stamp list swells to record 32.2 million A record 32.2 million people -- one in every 10 Americans -- received food stamps at latest count, the ... Read Post