The Other American Money
Around the globe the value of the dollar is dropping, but what we really want to know is:
“Will they take food stamps?”
In today’s NYT it is projected that 28 million Americans will be receiving food stamps this year which is the highest level of aid since the program began in the 1960s.
The article cites economic conditions, eligibility rules, enlistment drives and natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina for the spike.
One in eight residents now receive food stamps in Michigan. Ohio and Illinois are also reaching new highs. Other states that have seen a rise are Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota and Rhode Island.