(Bloomberg) The number of Americans receiving food stamps rose to a record 44.199 million in February, up from 44.188 million in the previous month, the government said.
Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program subsidies for food purchases jumped 12 percent from a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a statement on its website. Participation has set records every month since December 2008. Increases have slowed in recent months as unemployment levels declined.
Food Stamps At Record High in February
For those who still believe we are in a recovery, which by the way is supposed to be very strong — I'll publish more proof of the "recovery" soon.