About 1 in 7 in U.S. Receive Food Stamps (Including illegal aliens)
Editors Note: This article doesn’t tell the full story. Illegal immigrants also are in this mix…and BILLIONS of your tax dollars are being wasted on the underground selling and trading of food stamps for cash and illegal drugs.
By Sara Murray – WSJ Blogs
Growth in the food stamp program appeared to reach a plateau in February — with 14.3% of the population relying on the safety net program.
The number of food stamp recipients was essentially flat in February, the most recent month available, with 44.2 million Americans receiving benefits, according a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (See a sortable breakdown of the data here.)
The food stamp program ballooned during the recession as workers lost their jobs or saw their hours and income reduced. The rise in recipients has begun to flatten in recent months, which may mean that as the economy is improving fewer Americans are seeking to join the program. Enrollment in the program is still high though, with 11.6% more people tapping benefits in February than the same month a year earlier.