People of Walmart - One in Four Children on Food Stamps, One in Eight Overall;
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
I submit evidence of madness:
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
Mish breaks the story: One in Four Children on Food Stamps,
One in Eight Overall; Weekly Unemployment Claims Tick Up
Every month the number on food stamps increases. Food stamp usage is now up to a record 36 million. Please consider Food Stamp Use Soars, and Stigma Fades With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children.
A recent study by Mark R. Rank, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, startled some policy makers in finding that half of Americans receive food stamps, at least briefly, by the time they turn 20. Among black children, the figure was 90 percent.
Food Stamp Usage
Click here to see an Interactive Map of Food Stamp Usage Across the Country