In spite of reports of lower rates of unemployment recently, the American economic system appears to be failing drastically with more Americans than ever fighting on a daily basis to survive the pain of life threatening poverty. In fact more Americans than ever were reported to be completely out of the work force with the new unemployment statistics. Now reports have surfaced that massive numbers of Americans have been receiving food stamps. On March 12, 2013, Money News has reported, USDA: Number of Food Stamp Recipients Reached Record High in 2012.
According to data released by the Department of Agriculture, the number of Americans on food stamps climbed to an all-time high last year. On the average 46.6 million people received food stamps each month last year, with the average number of households that received them totaling 22.3 million. Texas ranked at the top of the chart with an average of 4.04 million food stamp recipients per month, with California in second with 3.96 million, and Florida was third with 3.35 million.
Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alaska, has blasted the Agriculture Departments’ claim that “each $5 in new food stamp benefits generates almost twice that amount in economic activity for the community.” Sessions has said with great insight and compassion for the hurting poor,
“Isn’t a better goal to help more Americans find good-paying jobs, to have the pride and self-respect that comes from that? Isn’t this a superior form of compassion that has a more solid moral foundation?”
RT TV News in Russia has picked up on the shocking story of skyrocketing numbers of Americans on food stamps, New record: 15 percent of Americans on food stamps. Government dependability is continuing to rise across the United States, with a record-breaking number of Americans enrolled to receive food stamps. The latest USDA report has showed that 47.8 million Americans, which makes up 15 percent of the country, are now receiving the benefits. Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, has gone on to share more intelligent views on this tragic problem, "We spend a trillion dollars each year on federal poverty programs. That’s more than the budget for Social Security or Defense. But poverty seems only to increase. Something is wrong. Compassion demands that we change."