Monday, December 10, 2012
More and More Rely On Nanny-State
Is it any wonder why the president got re-elected when nearly 50% of the population pays no federal income taxes? By the way that means that IF YOU PAID ANY FEDERAL INCOME TAXES LAST YEAR OR THIS YEAR, YOU WILL PAY MORE FEDERAL TAXES THAN 50% OF THE POPULATION OF THIS COUNTRY COMBINED!!!!
Oh well, enough with that rant. What we have today is that the number of 'dependents' dependent on the nanny state food stamp program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka., SNAP) continues to increase, by more than 600,000 just in September before the election. Yes, the United States is an exceptional country, one where the exception is those who rely on the nanny-state government while an increasing minority pay their way.
from the Daily Caller:
"Food stamp use reaches another high in September: 47.7 million participants-- By Caroline May
"Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, reached another high in September, according to new data released by the United Stated Department of Agriculture.
The most recent data on SNAP participation were released Friday, and showed that 47,710,324 people were enrolled in the program in September, an increase of 607,559 from the 47,102,765 enrolled in August.
The number of households enrolled in the program also increased from 22,684,463 in August to 22,973,698 in September, an increase of 289,235. The average benefit, according to the new data, was $134.29 per person and $278.89 per household.
Texas, California, and Florida were the states with the most recipients, the Agriculture Department reported.
The new numbers mean that an estimated one in 6.5 people in America were on food stamps in September.
In the 1970s, one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Since 2001, spending on the program has quadrupled and doubled in the last four years......"