Food Stamp Recipients On the Rise
Soon government will supply all our food too.
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The Wall Street Journal reports that food stamp-usage is on the rise and so are the number of people on the food stamp rolls. Compared to the previous May, food stamp-use jumped 2% this year; and the number of people in the food stamp program jumped 0.2%. As of now, over 15% of the American population (47.6 million) are receiving food stamps.
Although the government and media have been reassuring the American people for three years now that our economy is recovering, that is not reflected in the latest food stamp numbers. The number of people on social welfare programs normally decrease as the economy grows and jobs are created.
There are only two reasons that explain why one-in-six Americans remain on food stamps. Either the standards to qualify for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) have been degraded past the point of the applicant or recipient being truly needy, or we are not really in a recovery.
On their face, the most recent economic numbers do point to recovery. Last quarter the economy grew by 1.7%, and last month 162,000 jobs were created. The unemployment rate also dipped.