Food Stamp Recipients Outnumber Populations of 24 States Combined

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    Exclusive: Food Stamp Recipients Outnumber Populations of 24 States Combined​



    by Wynton Hall
    23 Nov 2012

    An analysis by Breitbart News has found that the number of individuals on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of 24 states and the District of Columbia.

    In November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that a record 47,102,780 individuals receive food stamps.

    According to US. Census Bureau data, that figure exceeds the combined populations of: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

    Since January 2009, the number of individuals on food stamps has skyrocketed from 31.9 million to the current record high 47.1 million. By comparison, in 1969 just 2.8 million Americans received food stamps.

    Last year, the food stamp program (officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) cost taxpayers $72 billion, more than double the $30 billion spent four years ago.


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    So? The number of people with diagnosed mental problems exceeds the population of Wyoming too. So what?

    I can't help but wonder what mental gymnastics one has to go through to be surprised that the number of food stamps recipients goes up during hard economic times.

    Gee...who'da thunk it? :rolleyes:
     
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    obama's economy and war on business sucks donut?
     
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    The darker America gets, the more it becomes a welfare state. But since it would be "racist" to point that out, we'll just keep trucking in that direction.
     
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    I wonder how many of those people on food stamps are in Republican-run states?
     
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    Would you feel better, personally, if all those recipients simply did without?
     
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    Most food stamp recipients DO work. If you think people get enough in food stamps alone to sustain themselves, then you're mistaken.
     
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    Obama is transforming America from a successful, prosperous nation into Kenya
     
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    Tell us when the number will start to fall OldGuy.

    You can't.
     

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