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Record 20% of US Households on Food Stamps

A record 20% of American households, one in five, were on food stamps in 2013, according to┬ádata from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The numbers also show there was a record number of individuals on food stamps in 2013 … Continue reading

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Creating Government Dependency One Mouthful At a Time

The number of Americans receiving “free” government benefits has soared, and this expansion seems unstoppable even as the economy recovers (see here and here). ┬áLess obvious than the depressing numbers is how this assistance inculcates a dependency inimical to a … Continue reading

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Almost 50,000,000 Americans on Food Stamps

Last week the United States Department of Agriculture quietly released new statistics related to the food stamps program, officially known as SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The numbers reveal, in 2012, the food stamps program was the biggest it’s … Continue reading

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