Recovery: Record 23 Million American Households Receive Food Stamps

Mac Slavo
June 12th, 2013


Just when you thought America was coming out of recession

The number of American households on food stamps reached a new record high in March, according to new data released by the Agriculture Department.

The March numbers the USDA released Friday reveal 23,116,441 households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, each receiving an average monthly benefit of $274.30.

The number of individuals on SNAP did not break any records but remained high, with 47,727,052 people enrolled in SNAP, receiving an average monthly benefit of $132.86.

The number of individuals on SNAP hit a record high in December, with 47,792,056 people enrolled.

SNAP has been in the news in recent years and months as the program’s rolls have ballooned and the cost has quadrupled since 2001 and doubled since President Obama took office.

Nearly a quarter of the households in this country depend on the government to put food on the table.

One hundred million of our fellow countrymen  are enrolled in at least one welfare program aimed at helping them make ends meet.


This is a depression and it won’t be getting better any time soon.


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  • Bwhhaaa hhaaa hhaaaa

    Ok, let’s get this straight, in the last five years and on into our foreseeable future, there never was, never has been and never will be anything resembling an economic recovery…..period!! The analogy of the “ship” of the US economy going in the wrong direction we all head about on the mainstream media never has turned around and never will…..the New World Order sailed it out to deep water, rammed an ice burg and sank it with all hands(us) aboard.

    That said, it’s easy to understand why so many people are on food stamps, and that is because as of right now, the REAL unemployment rate is even higher than it was during the middle of the Great Depression, and if you ignore the percentages and look at the actual numbers of people who currently have no job, it’s much, much higher than during the 1930s. Our industrial and manufacturing base in this country is either being shipped overseas, destroyed with government policies, or just outright rotting to death like everything else. It’s time to face facts, that no recovery is coming, but there will be a really shiny new police state setting up to monitor our every move, while we all learn how to be third-world peasants.