Graph of the week: number of Americans receiving food stamps

Linked on our blogs with CNPP.

Published on Real-World Economics Review Blog, by David Ruccio, April 10, 2011: The number of Americans receiving food stamps is now over 44 million, which is more than the entire populations of many large nations … see graphic on their website.

Links:

Ryan Budget Plan Produces Far Less Real Deficit Cutting than Reported, on Center on Budget and Policy Priorities CNPP, by James R. Horney, April 8, 2011: … the numbers in his plan show that his budget produces just $155 billion in real deficit reduction over ten years (see graph) … (full text).

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP, on en.wikipedia; SNAP’s Homepage; SNAP’s History;

How to Receive US Food Stamps;

Getting SNAP/food stamps. It’s your right;

In U.S., 14% Rely on Food Stamps, Nov. 4, 2010;

Electronic Fact Sheet /Food Stamp Facts: The food stamp program helps low-income people buy food. Although it is a federal government program, it is run by state or local agencies.

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