Food Stamps at Record

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.

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$4.32 /day

Or to be exact, 3 cheeseburgers and a small fries at McDonalds.

And we wonder why our poor are fat.

I dare you to try to find 2000 calories of anything more healthy for $4.32/day

Maximum jobs, not maximum profits.

Maximum jobs, not maximum profits.

So are Wall St bonuses

But I feel your pain -- my wife had to get in line with the little people.

Boyd Llankfein

But everything is OK.

Let the "market" take care of it. This people just need to know where to go for help. FU*k that.


People are rioting in the streets of France and even fu*king China for jobs and what are we doing - talking about some bullshit fake Kenyan birth certificate or better we have "protestors" siding with big insurance companies who don't want to provide health care coverage to over 43 million Americans. WTF!

It is absolutely amazing how we have been brainwashed and critical thinking skill dulled. We have financial conglomerates spending billions of dollars in bonuses right after receiving a huge tax subsidy and all we do $133 a month for people.

Sometimes I wonder if our demise is not just around the corner. - Financial Information for the Rest of Us.

the brainwashing is endless

but here's the thing. There is no specific bill or proposal one can even point to.

Health care being 1/6th of the U.S. economy is obscene.

One needs to point to specifics. It's beyond bizarre how American politics are "fuzzy" on specifics.

You can watch TV all day long and not extract one specific..

it's like participation requires vagueness and "fuzziness".