Great news: Food stamp recipients outnumber women working full-time

Great news: Food stamp recipients outnumber women working full-time

[Ed. – To full-time working women (and men): Suckerzzzz!!!!]

People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according  to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau.

In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of  Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food  stamp program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance  Program). That contrasts with the 44,059,000 women who worked full-time,  year-round in 2012, according to the Census Bureau’s report on Income,  Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States.

For each woman who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, there was  slightly more than 1 other person collecting food stamps.

In 2013, the average number of people on food stamps increased to  47,636,000. The Census Bureau will not publish its report on Income,  Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage for 2013, which includes the data on women working full-time, until September.

The Department of Agriculture’s website lists the annual average  number of food stamps participants going back to 1969. That year, there were only 2,878,000 people on food stamps. Since then, food stamps  participants have increased by 44,758,000—or about 1,552 percent.

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