The total number of Americans of food stamp (SNAP cards) is over 47 000,000. This exceeds the total population of 24 states.
In November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that a record 47,102,780 individuals receive food stamps.
According to US. Census Bureau data, that figure exceeds the combined populations of: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Since January 2009, the number of individuals on food stamps has skyrocketed from 31.9 million to the current record high 47.1 million. By comparison, in 1969 just 2.8 million Americans received food stamps.
It went from 2.8 million in 1969 to 17 million in 1975. The increase has been relentless since the year 2001.
We can see what has happened. The increase under Bush has been extended under Obama. The so-called economic recovery has been accompanied by a huge increase in the number of dependent people.
It is difficult for people to resist the offer of free food. The system is creating the habit of dependence.