This was what the government reported in May, I'm sure it has stayed the same if not worsened since national unemployment has risen to 9.6%.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of September 21, 2010, over the last year, 26 states and D.C. had lower unemployment for August, 2010, than in August of 2009, while 21 states saw over-the-year increases, with the rates in three states unchanged.
The USDA projects that next year's enrollment will reach about 43.4 million on food stamps. In August, the Senate voted to cut $12 billion from the food stamp program in order to help fund a $26 billion package to help states avoid teacher layoffs;which was essentially a Union bailout, since many states like Arizona raised taxes in order to avoid teacher layoffs.
In addition, FOXNews.com - reports a Record Number of Americans Receiving Food Stamp Benefits Aug 5, 2010 ... Food stamps programs date back 70 years -- www.foxnews.com/.../record-number-americans-receiving-food-stamp-benefits/
According to the LA Times, 1 in 7 in U.S. lives below poverty line
Sep 17, 2010 ... California's rate is highest in 11 years. September 17, 2010|By Don Lee and Alana ... and adding more financial strain to the lives of millions of Americans. .... The number of households receiving food stamps nationally ...http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/17/.../la-fi-poverty-census-20100917
How's that hope and change working for you?? I'm disgusted and can't wait for 'real' change in November!
The ongoing economic recession and under-employment in the United States has resulted in a big increase in middle class people relying on food stamps.
The number of Americans who are receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government reported.
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