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How do we eliminate the paradox of poverty & privation amid plenty & abundance?

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« on: November 10, 2010, 12:33:19 pm »

http://www.prisonplanet.com/americans-on-foodstamps-hits-new-record-in-august-increase-by-over-half-a-million-to-42-4-million-17-increase-year-over-year.html

Americans On Foodstamps Hits New Record In August, Increase By Over Half A Million To 42.4 Million, 17% Increase Year Over Year

Tyler Durden
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Another highlight you may not hear in the Presidentís address from this morning: according to the last Department of Agriculture update, Americans on foodstamps has increased by over half a million in August, hitting a fresh all time high of 42.4 million people relying on the government for basis sustenance. At least now we know where that labor force is going. The August number is a 17% rise from the same time a year ago. That number is up 58.5% from August 2007, before the recession began.

As the WSJ reports:

    By population, Washington, D.C. had the largest share of residents receiving food stamps: More than a fifth, 21.1%, of its residents collected assistance in August. Washington was followed by Mississippi, where 20.1% of residents received food stamps, and Tennessee, where 20% tapped into the government nutrition program.

    Idaho posted the largest jump in recipients in the past year. The number of people receiving food stamps climbed 38.8% but their rolls are still fairly low. Just 211,883 Idaho residents collected food stamps in August.

    The average benefit size per person nationwide in August was $133.90. Per household it was $287.82.

    Food stamps have become a lifeline for workers who have lost their jobs, particularly among the growing share of unemployed Americans who have also exhausted their unemployment benefits. Lines at grocers at midnight on the first of the month have signaled that, in many cases, those benefits arenít tiding families over and they run out before their next check kicks in.

    Even during the summer children returned to schools to take advantage of free lunch programs where they were available. Nearly 195 million lunches were dished out in August and 58.9% of them were free. Another 8.4% were available at reduced prices. That number will surge when the fall data are released because children will be back in school. Last September, for example, more than 590 million lunches were served, nearly 64% of which were free or reduced price.

    Children whose families have incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level ó $28,665 for a family of four ó can access free meals. Those families earning between 130% and 185% of the poverty level ó $40,793 for a four-person family ó are eligible for reduced-price meals that canít cost more than 40 cents.

We also fail to see just what Fed-induced wealth effect these 42.4 million Americans will receive courtesy of the Fedís generosity targetting Wall Street, corporate insiders, and nobody else.

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To those reading this, when the newly-elected Republicans talk about imposing a "freeze" on spending, which do you think they're more likely to exempt from this freeze -- the nearly trillion dollars being wasted each year on our imperialist, terroristic, hornets' nest-stirring foreign policy, or the comparative chump change being spent on food stamps?

Anyone who thinks they'll exempt the latter instead of the former is either blissfully ignorant or in willful denial.
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