Depression Continues, More than 1 in 6 Tennesseans on food stamps

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    Depression Continues, More than 1 in 6 Tennesseans on food stamps

    More Tenn. families turn to food stamps
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    Need for food stamp assistance grows in Tenn.


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More and more Tennesseans are turning to food stamps to make ends meet.

    Nearly 1,186,000 Tennesseans, or more than one in six residents, currently receive some kind of food stamp assistance and the number continues to climb.

    At the start of each month, the lines are always long at the Department of Human Services' family assistance office just north of downtown.

    More than 1 in 6 Tennesseans on food stamps - WKRN, Nashville, Tennessee News, Weather, and Sports |
     
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    Interesting statistic. Can you explain why Tennessee is so high in the number of food stamp recipients? On another forum the number of food stamp recipients for the entire country is listed as 6,000,000. Assume about 7,000,000 people in Tennessee and around 350,000,000 for the country. Then Tennessee with only 2 percent of the country's population has 16 percent of the food stamp recipients.
     
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    TN is a red state isn't it?
     
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    Yea...And if all that "benevolent patronage" of Big Daddy Big Gubmint actually worked, people wouldn't need it, now would they?
     
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    STOP THE SOCIALISM !
    Let them starve.
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    Then blame cutting them off on the liberals?
     
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    A few years ago a notable percentage of our military personnel's families were on food stamps.
     
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    I'll bet you a dollar to a dog turd that the USDA & HHS parasite bureaucrats who administer that stupid program have never had that problem.
     

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