Skip to comments.Food Stamp Use Surges By Most In Years As Alabama Foodstamp Recipients Double In May
Posted on 08/02/2011 9:31:35 PM PDT by Zakeet
It appears that GDP data revisions are not the only thing that the administration enjoys fudging with in order to make the Chinese ministry of Truth seem like a real ministry of truth. After last month the data for April food stamp recipients indicated the we may, just may, be reaching an inflection point in the foodstamp participation following a mere 60 thousand jump in those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), today's just released data confirmed that the BLS and BEA may have had a hand or two when determining this latest data series. Because the just announced jump in foodstamp usage of over 1.1 million is entirely out of the blue, and as the chart below shows, is the highest single monthly jump in Foodstamp participation since mid 2009, when eligibility requirements were adjusted. Yes, that's 45.8 million people (obviously an all time record) living on foodstamps which amount to the whopping $133.80 per person (an increase of $0.54 M/M) and $283.65 (an increase of $1.29) per household. Obviously, annualizing the latest monthly rate of 1.1 million people, it means that over 13 million Americans will live on about one third what the cheapest iPad costs in about a year.
But wait, there's more. Digging into the numbers reveals something pecuiliar: virtually the entire surge in monthly SNAP participation is due to one state alone: Alabama, which saw those living on foodstamps jump from 868K to 1.762MM. That's 36% of Alabama's population. Is this merely a grand rehearsal for the Jefferson County bankruptcy? Did the state see a mass surge in foodstamp use as hundreds of thousands are trying to game the system in advance of what will be an apic Chapter 9? And if yes, what does that mean for all the other states which will promptly follow in the footsteps of Jefferson County, and for US foodstamp participation?
Which begs the question: will Obama be the first president under whose rule total foodstamp usage hit 100 million? Surely, by then there will be a Nobel price for destroying one's middle class better and faster than any communist in the history of the world, so at least there will be something to memorialize it with.
Its not that 45 million people need food-stamps, it rather means that demand for free-stuff is always unlimited.
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Hussein: Food Stamps, T-Bills, Dollars - paper for all my friends !
My heart and prayers go out to those really deserving help...and the heel of my boot to the rest.
Methinks the food stamp soup line is longer than the first great depression. Madness.
I am convinced that true conservatives make up only about 15-20% of the country. We have lost the republic! :(
Handouts create handees, even if they don’t need it.
And I’m old enough to remember Jimmy Carter’s Gub’ment Cheese fiasco.
Excellent point. You have identified the central plank of the Democrat Platform.
I am a proud Antiobamunist.
agree. Iwas chattin with my grandson about food stamps that he didn’t qualify for. I said that food stamps were to keep people from starving. He said he thought it was for people who were just having a hard time. As a Walmart cashier, I see LOTS of people whose hard times are not very hard... Then there are the 50% who cheat to qualify for any handout program.
Folks, I may be preaching to the choir here, but please consider setting at least six months of food and other supplies aside for yourself and every member of your family.
Encourage your friends and family to do the same because freeloaders are going to be the first to starve.
I firmly believe, and stories like this reinforce it, that one day those on the food stamps are going to be crowded around trucks fighting over bags of rice, much like you see with UN trucks in African nations.
Please may I have just a tad more of that slop you call food?
Food stamps are the ‘new’ soup line of the Obama DEPRESSION.
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