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Oh My: More People Collecting Food Stamps in the United States Than Living in Spain

chris73 Wrote: Apr 27, 2013 9:04 PM
Wait a minute! Are you suggesting that service members are part of the welfare state?? We don't get free anything, we earn every once of pay.
RiffRaff Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 12:24 AM
No. Service members are part of the total population, just like prisoners are and federal/state employees are. If you remove the people from the equation, like service members and federal/state employee, who are paid OK, then the percentage of families on the rolls is larger. The total population of potential recipients is smaller than the number given in this poll making the percentage look smaller than it should be. Sorry for the confusion.

Put another way, 20 percent of U.S. households are on food stamps. What could possibly go wrong? Via CNS News:

The latest available data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that a record number 23 million households in the United States are now on food stamps.

The most recent Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) statistics of the number of households receiving food stamps shows that 23,087,886 households participated in January 2013 - an increase of 889,154 families from January 2012 when the number of households totaled 22,188,732.

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