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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

annfan_777 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:37 PM
An oversight, I'm sure. Let me go ahead and get it on the record that these people are living on the plantation and should get off government aid, because they are and they should.

Just another one of the myriad blessings many of us can be grateful for this Thursday: a Thanksgiving turkey. A new study from the Sunlight Foundation indicates that, thanks to economic hardship, more Americans than ever will be forced to set their Thanksgiving tables using food stamps -- hardly a budget that allows for an opulant feast on a day centered around dinner.

The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other...