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  • backdoor.bobo backdoor.bobo Mar 11, 2013 3:10 PM Flag

    Bobo's sick economy -- and DC is one of the wealthiest cities in America.

    On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture quietly released new statistics related to the food stamps program, officially known as SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The numbers reveal, in 2012, the food stamps program was the biggest it's ever been, with an average of 46,609,072 people on the program every month of last year. 47,791,996 people were on the program in the month of December 2012.

    The federal government also says that in a given month in 2012, the number of households on food stamps was 22,329,713.

    The state with the highest average number of participants per month in 2012 was Texas, with an astonishing 4,038,440 folks drawing from the program. The second highest is California, with 3,964,221, and then Florida, at 3,353,064.

    Washington, D.C., with an estimated population of 617,996, had an average of 141,147 participants. Meaning, roughly 23 percent of folks living in D.C. are on food stamps, according to the numbers provided by the federal government. The participation rate in Texas, which has an estimated population of 26,059,203, 15.5 percent.

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    • Washington, D.C., with an estimated population of 617,996, had an average of 141,147 participants. Meaning, roughly 23 percent of folks living in D.C. are on food stamps.
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      They all Obama voters there. I guess the real dumb Obama voters in Detroit and Chicago ain't herd a SNAP!

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    • I wish they'd release the amounts of $$$ they give to corporate farmers and big business such as oil - even GE! These lbusinesses do NOT even pay taxes! Instead, they are fed vast amounts of billions of dollars by yours and my tax dollars. I gladly pay my taxes as I enjoy the benefits of my country. My family has served in in our armed forces since the beginning... in every war. Our grandson is now serving in Special Forces - US AF - Pararescue. Son served under Reagan. Husband served in Korea from 1952 - 19540Come on. food stamps is a paltry amount compared to these giants! Do away with those corrupting lobbyists catering to our Congress and its membvers in both houses.

 
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