12 January 2010
Six million Americans only have food stamps to rely on
Roughly six million Americans - that's about one in fifty of the population - now live in a family that relies only on food stamps with no income reported, says a New York Times report. Obviously the key here is the reporting bit since it is odds on that most are probably earning an under the counter buttie or two. Nevertheless, a population slightly larger than that of Scotland now relies on food stamps to survive, and that is an amazing thought.