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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

rhinegarten Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 5:42 AM
Time to cut out this working BS and and stop feeding the monster with our earned tax dollars. Time to begin starving the monster (Government), step up to the plate and get our own SNAP cards.Get Obamacare assistance while we're at it since they want us to have it so much. It's the only way left. If another 50 million or more do it, this system will collapse under its own weight just like the Soviet Union.

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...