Food Stamp Program Facts
2011: 45 million received them
UP 70% from 2007
Cost of program UP $72 billion
UP $30 billion from 4 years ago
Under other presidents
Bush41 (1990,recession) 27 million on program
Ford (mid70s) 18.5 million
Carter (1980) 21 million
I know that in our state there are
people earning $41,000 who are qualifying for financial help -- no I don't know how many dependents or if these people lost their jobs during that time, nor do I know if this help was unemployment or a "welfare" program ...
It was a stat that was thrown out by a radio host during a morning talk show ... Take it for what it's worth
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