THE GREAT AMERICA IS FALLING.WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT A FEW DECADES AGO THAT THE MOST POWERFUL WAR FACTOR OF THIS WORLD IS BEING REDUCED TO A 4TH WORTH BELLY DANCER.AS HER MILITARY POWER WANES AND HER ECONOMIC PLIGHT GROWS MORE SEVERE SHE HAS FORSAKEN EVEN HER OWN CITIZENS.
THIS IS AMERICA.JUST LOOK AT HER CITIES CLOSING.JUST LOOK AT WHOLE STATES SHUTTING DOWN SERVICES. AND NOW A HUGE PORTION OF HER OWN CITIZENS ARE NOW FORCED TO RELY ON CHARITY AS MILLIONS HAVE JOINED THE RANKS OF PEOPLE NEEDING FOOD STAMPS JUST TO EAT.
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT AMERICA,THE SO-CALLED RICHEST NATION ON EARTH WOULD BE FORCED TO SUFFER SUCH A GREAT LOSS? —-;”Food stamp list soars past 35 million: USDA
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 35 million Americans received food stamps in June, up 22 percent from June 2008 and a new record as the country continued to grapple with the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The food stamp program, which helps cover the cost of groceries for one in nine Americans, has grown in step with the U.S. unemployment rate which stood at 9.4 percent in July.
The Labor Department will release August employment figures on Friday.
June was the seventh straight month in which food stamp rolls set a record. The average benefit in June was $133.12 per person.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Chuck Abbott; editing by Jim Marshall)
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