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US Food Stamp Usage Up 64% In Four Years!

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    August 29, 2012

    Here are a couple of charts from Tim Wallace on the food stamp program, now called “SNAP” to remove the stigma. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

    SNAP Participants 

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    SNAP Program Costs in Millions

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    SNAP Facts and Figures

    • In the last four years the number of participants increased by 64.7%
    • In the last four years the program cost is up by 114.4%
    • Since 2000, the number of participants is up 170%
    • Since 2000, the program cost is up by 395%

    Mike “Mish” Shedlock
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