December 2011: The most recent monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that the number of food stamp recipients has topped 46 million, an increase of 65 percent since 2008.
October 2011: Obama and his Department of Agriculture’s award the state of Oregon $5 million for its high-performing food stamp program, for “boosting their food stamp rolls.”
By Brice Buckley (Editor-at-Large, Clarion Advisory) 4-02-11
According to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 44,187,831 people were on food stamps at the beginning of February.
SNAP rolls up to the USDA and they sure do make neat graphs don’t they? You know at least they’re graphing out in red, white & blue… SNAP should get together with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS publishes data on unemployment and inflation, among other things. Maybe we could combine SNAP and the BLS into one agency called, S-C-R-E-W-E-D.