1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

More Americans Added to Food Stamps Than Find Jobs

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    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.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.