The number of Americans receiving food stamps reached a record 45.8 million in August, the government said.
The figure was 1.1 percent higher than the previous month and 8.1 percent more than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a report on its website…
And, of course, that economic panacea Texas – as asserted by Rick Perry – leads the way.
Texas had the most food-stamp recipients in August, at 4.12 million, followed by California with 3.82 million, according to the USDA. Spending was a record $6.13 billion.
Quite an accomplishment considering that the oft maligned “liberal-basket-case” California has 12 million more people.
But we better cut the program as an apology to the bankers and Mayor Bloomberg.