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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who are receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government reported yesterday.
An average of 40.5 million people, more than an eighth of the population, will get food stamps each month in the year that began Oct. 1, according to White House estimates.
The figure is projected to rise to 43.3 million in 2011.
Originally posted by moonwize
There are some people on food stamps that get a huge amount, like 900.00 dollars plus a month. Yes.. I do know for sure.
Me???? I am on social security now..71 years old. I get 700.00 dollars a month. Half of it goes to rent. The rest goes for car Insurance, gas for car, water bill, Electricity, Phone and internet. And in Winter ..paying for heat. I have about 50.00 dollars left after all that to buy food. and gas. I can't even have my car fixed!!!! This past year I lost 50 pounds. Which was a good thing.. I was too fat anyway. Uhh. but not anymore.
The thing of it is...I had never in my life ever gotten food stamps. So I applied for them. I got my card now and I just got 75.00 a month. Which is better than nothing.
Those that get 900.00 dollars are families with a lot of small children.