One in 15 Americans now officially living in poverty as number receiving food stamps rises 8.1% in a year
How does a country end up 15 trillion dollars in debt? 30 years ago, we were just a little over a trillion dollars in debt. How in the world do supposedly rational people living in "the greatest nation on earth" allow themselves to commit national financial suicide by allowing government debt to explode like that?
Shocking figures revealed today that one in 15 people in America is now living in poverty.
The number - a record high - is spread widely across metropolitan areas as the country's economic troubles continue to bite.
Nearly 46 million Americans are now taking food stamps, and the growing numbers advanced at 8.1% over just the past year. Because so many of these are children, I was quite interested in a recent study out just last week from the Bertelsmann Foundation. What brings his words to mind is news that 41.8 million Americans are on food stamps, and the White House estimates 43 million will soon be getting food stamps every month.
Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is one of the many Americans who survive because of government handouts in what has rapidly become a food stamp nation. Read more...