1 in 4 American kids Are On Food Stamps!!

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POVERTY STRICKEN AMERICA

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Jan 10, 2013
 
One in four children in America are on food stamps
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 20:55 EST, 9 January 2013

One in four children in the U.S. are on food stamps as participation in the program continues to rise, according to 2011 data from the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Census Bureau.
A total of 19.9 million children benefited from the food supplement out of a population of 73.9 million Americans under the age of 18, the Census Bureau estimates in a new report released this week.
The rise in the number of recipients has come under fire by Republicans who have suggested U.S. President Barack Obama is more firmly establishing himself as 'the Food Stamp President.'
In the past four years the USDA, headed by Thomas J. Vilsack, has doubled its spending on the program and 15.5 million recipients have been added since 2009.
The average monthly SNAP benefit per recipient is $133.
But the increased enrollment has faced opposition by Conservatives who say handouts are no way to get people out of poverty.
A total of 47.5 million people are enrolled in the program or 1 out of every 6.5 Americans, according to enrollment data released for October 2011.
Children constituted 45 percent of total participation.

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OMG the West is really dying!

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