by Melissa Melton, Truthstream Media
More than one in seven people.
That’s how many people are on food stamps in America these days. More than one in seven people.
In fact, the number of recipients of federal food assistance rose a whopping 171% between 2000 and 2011 alone, to an all-time record of more than 47 million Americans across the country now on the food stamp dole.
That means more US citizens are receiving food stamp benefits now than in the entire history of the food stamp program ever.
One-sixth of the country is now receiving food stamps and the number just continues to climb.
Most argue this increase simply has to do with the terrible recession and resultant unemployment; but the food stamp program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, is yet another crony capitalist scheme (surprise, surprise).
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