Food Stamp recipients are at an all time record, 34 million. For reference the population of the United States is about 307 million.
Enrollment surged by 2 percent to reach a record 34.4 million people, or one in nine Americans, in the latest month for which figures are available.
It was the sixth month in a row that enrollment set a record. Every state recorded a gain, and Florida had the largest increase at 4.2 percent.
1 in 9 means about 11.1% of the entire U.S. population is qualifying for food stamps and getting a measly $134/month average.
Here are the rules to qualify. Remember you have to be at or around the poverty level to get food stamps.
The poverty level is defined for one person in the United States as $10,830/yr.
How much money is that per month? $902.5.
How many of you have rent or a house payment below $902.5.? I thought so.