Reality: More People Requested Emergency Food Assistance Than Found Jobs
October 8th, 2012
Whether you believe the 7.8% unemployment statistic released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics two days after the Presidential debate last week are legitimate or not, there are several key data points that suggest our economic situation is continuing to deteriorate.
Putting the jobs report conspiracy aside for a moment, here’s one particular achievement you can be assured President Obama will not mention in his next debate or campaign commercial:
That data point of course was foodstamps (or the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka SNAP), and we are confident that no readers will be surprised to learn that foodstamp usage for both persons and households, has jumped to a new all time record.