About 1 in 7 in U.S. Receive Food Stamps - Real Time Economics - WSJ Needless to say, I'm both disgusted and disturbed by this situation. I know many people who are on food stamps and other government aid because they've been laid off or can't get a better paying job right now or some other temporary problem. On the other hand, I also know of many people who are scamming the system with undeclared income and cheating the system because they have gotten away with it for so long it's not funny. Foodstamps should help the truly needy or for very short term. The ratio should be more like 1 in 70, not 1 in 7. What happened to making do and working your butt off for what you have? Too many sheeple have discovered the tasty teat of Uncle Sugar, and don't see anything wrong with being political livestock as long as nobody interrupts their static lives. Sure it's not much of a life, but they've no need to improve it. Time to cut the budget, re-evaluate everyone on these programs for real need and break the cycle.