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Old 11-12-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Food Stamp Usage, Food Stamps, Government Assitance, Poverty, Slidepollajax, States Food Stamps, Third World America, US Department Of Agriculture, Business News It's an unfortunate fact of the recession -- as unemployment remains high and foreclosures mount, states have noticed a striking increase in the usage of Food Stamps. A record 42 million Americans used food stamps in August, up 17 percent from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Old 11-12-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Very sad effects of the current economic situation, but at least they're in place to help.

States in every region where on this list.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Top 11 States by Increase in Food Stamp Usage, 2009
1 Idaho
2 Nevada
3 Rhode Island
4 New Jersey
5 Florida
6 Connecticut
7 Texas
8 Utah
9 New Hampshire
10 Delaware
11 Wisconsin

Interesting mix.

Just goes to show how widespread the recession is(or was).
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Shocked to se the economic engine Texas on there...And Im also shocked to see New Jersey with it`s large GDP.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Shocked to se the economic engine Texas on there...And Im also shocked to see New Jersey with it`s large GDP.
Gap between rich and poor = immense in your country. Most of the money's in the hands of a very small portion of the population.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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Well well ..... Majority of these are northern cities. I wonder why?.. Everyone in texas isn't working for the big oil, energy and medical companies...
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Lynchburg, VA
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I'm not going to lie, I'm surprised this hasn't turned into a bigger thread. Anyways, it really is sad that 42 million people are on stamps. I hope things turn arounds soon, for the people that are experiencing hard times and need the help. A friend of mine's mother is among those that will never change. I always hear her talking about how she's going to fabricate some job search story to keep recieving stamps and housing. She's been doing that for decades.
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