Get PJ Media on your Apple

The PJ Tatler

by
Stephen Green

Bio

April 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm

One in five American households are on the food dole — that’s up from one in six during the Great Recession:

The most recent Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) statistics of the number of households receiving food stamps shows that 23,087,886 households participated in January 2013 – an increase of 889,154 families from January 2012 when the number of households totaled 22,188,732.

The most recent statistics from the United States Census Bureau– from December 2012– puts the number of households in the United States at 115,310,000. If you divide 115,310,000 by 23,087,866, that equals one out of every five households now receiving food stamps.

Some recovery.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

Comments are closed.

All Comments   (7)
All Comments   (7)
Sort: Newest Oldest Top Rated
Plus every food stamp sign-up comes with a complimentary federally-mandated voter registration application. So there's that.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
As the child of two parents who grew up in dire poverty during the Great Depression, this turn of events is literally stunning to me. My mother's parents, raising a large family in Dust Bowl era Oklahoma, had the kids hunt for possum, rabbit, bullfrogs and rattlesnakes to put on the table. My father remembered going weeks on ends where dinner was cabbage soup. It would never have crossed their minds to seek food assistance from the government (nor anyone else, frankly).

While I never faced that level of privation, I certainly remember days when my daily food budget was $5-- $1 for breakfast, $1 for lunch and a princely $3 for dinner. Somehow, I survived.

Now, in perfect late-Roman style, we have the Panem, all we have to do is wait for the Circenses
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
at the risk of seeming pedantic, shouldn't the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program be SANP? perhaps supplemental nutrition assistance program (snap)

or maybe:
supplemental cookies freebees other adulterants mostly food

aka SCFoaMF
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
For the win.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Food stamps, the modern way to hide the bread line.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Alright! WHO TOOK MY CHEESE!!!
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
View All

One Trackback to “Record Number of US Households on Food Stamps”