(Reuters) - Nearly 40 million Americans received food stamps -- the latest in an ever-higher string of record enrollment that dates from December 2008 and the U.S. recession, according to a government update.The last sentence shows that the forecaster are not expecting improvements...
The Agriculture Department said 39.68 million people, or 1 in 8 Americans, were enrolled for food stamps during February, an increase of 260,000 from January. USDA updated its figures on Wednesday.
For fiscal 2011, average enrollment is forecast for 43.3 million people.
40 million Americans on food stamp
Nothing really to add to this Reuters report, except that it's good to know that the recession has ended, and that Bernanke and Obama prevented the end of the world. While the stock indices in the US have gained between 70% and 100%, the people in the US are suffering more than ever...