This 4-Part series makes one weep for future generations. We are Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland all rolled into one big Barrak Obama Socialist Republic. Sick.MSN - A lot has changed about food stamps during the past few years. For one, the program is currently called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and it has made buying groceries much easier by providing debit-style cards.
But another aspect has changed even more dramatically: The number of Americans tapping into the social-welfare program is soaring.
Enrollment in SNAP has surged 70% since 2008, reaching a record 47.8 million Americans in December.
Even more shocking, that means 15% of the country receives the benefits, nearly double the rate as in 1975, when the U.S. suffered from soaring inflation, a recession and an oil crisis.
What we should really be saying is, "Oh SNAP! Did MSN just report that??"
Unfit For Work: The startling rise of disability in America: http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/