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New numbers are about about the nation’s food stamp program that provide a stunning confirmation of our surge towards socialism. Via the Wall Street Journal we learn just how bad the situation is.
Growth in the food stamp program appeared to reach a plateau in February â€” with 14.3% of the population relying on the safety net program.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 44.2 million Americans now receive food stamps from taxpayers (Government). The number also represents an 11.6% increase for the month February over the same month a year earlier.
Mississippi and Oregon were among the states with the largest share of the population utilizing food stamps in February: At least one in five residents in each state were receiving benefits.
It would be interesting to see data showing how financially productive in tax revenue the states that are highest in food stamps recipients are. Perhaps we can work up something showing this in the near future.
In the mean time… have no doubt folks, we’re now living under a socialist system of government.
a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.