June Foodstamp Recipients Hit All Time High As Three Times As Many Americans Enter Poverty As Find Jobs

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Following a brief period in which it seemed that US foodstamp recipients may have peaked, with those living in poverty maxing out at 46.514 million in December 2011, and then declining modestly for the next few months, June saw a new surge in those Americans living in poverty and thus eligible for foodstamps, with 173,600 new entrants into the system, bringing the total to a new all time high of 46.670 million and once again rising fast. Furthermore, with subsequent emergency events affecting the heartland due to the drought, the administration has made sure even more Americans will be eligible going forward. As a result expect the July and August numbers to promptly surpass 47 million on their way to the psychological resistance level of 50 million. Indicatively, the 173,600 increase in Foodstamps recipients in June was three times greater than Americans finding jobs (64,000, most of which part-time) according to the BLS. Finally, a new record was also breached for American households on foodstamps, which now hit 22.4 million, an increase of 106,298 households. The average benefit per household decline once more, this time to $276.5. Not an all time low, but just above it.

Persons on Foodstamps

Households on foodstamps

Source: SNAP

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GetZeeGold's picture



Why not? It's totally free!


Dr. Richard Head's picture

Perhaps this was the detail that Biden was going to get into on how we are all better off in America.  If it just wasn't so gosh darn hot.


whstlblwr's picture

Who cares of poverty in America, we have Bernanke. Bernanke will you tell us the price target for Apple or is the information only for your buddies? Unintended consequence of your printing is high gas costs, demand is down, but costs are going up. But you don't care right, your driver can afford it. What is your new propaganda for this?

Doesn't matter we know where it comes from.

redpill's picture

Jugs of Tide and food stamps, the official currency of a hopeful and changed America.


Sí, aceptamos tarjetas de EBT!
Freddie's picture

Hope & Change. 

At this point I want the old puppet Bush back.  Even puppet Carter would be an improvement.

Midas's picture

Hillary must spend over 8 hours a day trying to figure out how she lost to this empty suit....

Crabshacker's picture

Oh, Snap!.....card. fixed..

toady's picture

They really push the snap cards once you're paat the 99 weeks. I kept in touch with a bunch of the guys that were laid off from where we used to work, and the first thing they say if you call on week 100 is 'do you want us to forward your file to welfare'?

Most said no, and were all indignant n' stuff, but I imagine some are getting desperate.

I even heard welfare workers were showing up at the houses of the guys with kids 'checking on their well-being' , because the wasn't on welfare.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The chart shows there is plenty of room to grow. In fact, it's just getting its second wind.

Long food stamps.

>Got Gold?<

nmewn's picture

Home of the brave, land of free-shit. You know, a "decent" fascist central planner could look at stats such as this (along with unemployment) and discover a lot of under utilized labor for the states own purposes.

Oh boy, here it comes ;-)

Pool Shark's picture



"Have some bread to go with your circuses..."



GetZeeGold's picture



When you finish we'll give you your very own Nobel Peas Prize!


nmewn's picture

On the come too...lol...we know you're good for it!!!

Whoopsie ;-)

MassDecep's picture

We will also remind you of your daily shot of fluoride, in case you forget.

If you remember, a double shot for you!!!


nmewn's picture

Yeah, I used to have city water till I moved. I have a 90' well now...two wells in fact...spring water, good stuff.

MassDecep's picture

The sheeple have no idea what they ingest in their drinking water. Mine's 90' also. Goes through radiation and charcoal filter prior to down the hatch.


Maybe that's what's wrong with me..or could be all the Bible reading and Ammo, Food hoarding I'm involved in.


LawsofPhysics's picture


How's that "trickle down" approach working for everyone?  Tired of being urinated on yet?  The fascists keep telling the unwashed masses it is simply "raining".

nmewn's picture

The only thing I see trickling down is peoples hope for a decent future.

You really sittin around thinking letting the government take more of what people earn is any sort of an answer?...I mean really, they're doing such a stellar job of spending what they don't have now right?...give them more?

linrom's picture

The number of participants increased by 10 million under Bush from 200101 to 200901. Under Obama that number doubled to about 20 million. The SNAP participation rate has been increasing since 2000.

NumNutt's picture

Forward!, just like Thelma & Louis, right off the cliff.

Colonel Klink's picture

Since we're all now in 1984 where up is down, apparently forward is REVERSE!

Everybodys All American's picture

Foodstamps and more than likely registering to vote democratic. Forward.

Abraxas's picture

Yeah right! And the Republicans are like sooo much better. They care about the people an stuff. War can employ much more people than any social program on the planet. Don't vote! It's a trap.

ElvisDog's picture

The Dems are just as much a war party as the Repubs these days, and the Repubs love government spending as much as the Dems. Look beyond your red team/blue team ideology and embrace reality.

pods's picture

The system requires debt to increase.  Since the private sector is dead, that leaves government.

Matters not which puppet is on the stage, the debt will increase.


LawsofPhysics's picture

Yes, until the supply lines finally break.  From where I sit, I see many contracts to deliver on several commodities about to be defaulted on.  When the food and fuel stops showing up, then shit gets real.  Same as it ever was.

pods's picture

I have noticed that inventories are incredibly low for things that will cause many problems. 

Fuel mainly.  If you watch, the deliveries are (mostly) JIT. Have seen many stations run out of regular.  Cannot afford to keep a large inventory.



roadhazard's picture

I believe both red and blue need a fair and equal share of ass kicking since they are the cause. I spend more time kicking the red ass because they are. The blue team will at least give you a reach around every once in a while as they lay it to you, red team gives you a dirty Sanchez and tells you you like it.

When the red and the blue can only come together to agree that personal freedom needs to be protected by taking it away that is when you are sure beyond any doubt you are being DP'd.

giovanni_f's picture

+1. Now convince the ~ 300.000.000 remaining voter-suckers

fuu's picture

The checks are in the mail and everything is fine.

Greenshoots for everyone!

BurningFuld's picture

Change you can believe in!

GetZeeGold's picture



If you get tired of that.....you can borrow some of my hope.


Blasé Faire's picture

No need for you to share yours.  We can just get some more, freshly from the soruce.

Racer's picture

Don't you just love it when the FED's plans comes together perfectlly!



Edit: on second thoughts, perhaps it really is their plans to impoverish and starve the people into submission

pirea's picture

Impoverish and starve people into revolutions.


magpie's picture

The USA can't be Egypt...because it already has its MB President.

youngman's picture

This will be highlited at the Democratic convention for sure....for sure....the people have figured out how the play the game....and they are...they are learning the Disability deal is a better one...good for life...

LMAOLORI's picture



More important things to worry about at the convention

Michelle Obama’s day and perks reserved for the big donors


LMAOLORI's picture


Your guide to sleazy Democratic Party-backed banks


"Bank of Democratic America, which raked in $45 billion in Obama-supported TARP bailout funds and billions more in secret emergency federal loans, footed the $50 million restitution payment bill for Mozilo and another Countrywide official. In 2008, BofA’s political action committee gave its biggest contributions to Obama, totaling $421,000. And as I noted in January, Bank of America supplied the Democrats with a $15 million revolving line of credit, along with an additional $17 million loan during the 2010 midterms.

Embarrassed by the party’s ties to shady Bank of America, progressives are now trying to rebrand the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., where Obama will give his nomination acceptance address. They’re referring to it as “Panthers Stadium” instead."