REBEL MEDIA: More than 46 million on food stamps
2 months ago
Friday is known as "take out the trash day" when government and other entities release less than pleasant news that they don't want to gain wide-scale attention.
But the Internet usually helps shine light on those announcements, like the one made by the United States Department of Agriculture this past Friday.
The USDA released new food stamp program statistics that showed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) hit an all-time high.
The was an average of 46,609,072 people on the program every month of 2012. 47,791,996 people were on the program in the month of December.
Texas leads the way with 4,038,440 people on the program followed by California, with 3,964,221, and Florida, at 3,353,064.
The state with the lowest number of participants in the program was Wyoming, with 34,347 out an estimated population of 576,412.
Weeklystandard.com reports Senator Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, said that the Obama administration is encouraging growth in the food stamps program as a way to stimulate the economy.
Sounds like a hell of an economic development plan.