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More Americans Added to Food Stamps Than Find Jobs

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Joe Potosky, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    An alarming data point from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee:

    More Americans are being added to food stamps than are finding jobs.

    The data is detailed in this chart, provided by the committee:


    As the chart shows, between April-June 2012 (the most recent three month block for which government data is available), only 200,000 jobs have been created while 265,000 individuals have been added to the food stamp rolls.

    Additionally, in that time period, 246,000 workers were awarded disability.


    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/more-americans-added-food-stamps-find-jobs_652837.html
     
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