By Erik Eckholm
The New York Times
Monday 31 March 2008
Driven by a painful mix of layoffs and rising food and fuel prices, the number of Americans receiving food stamps is projected to reach 28 million in the coming year, the highest level since the aid program began in the 1960s.
The number of recipients, who must have near-poverty incomes to qualify for benefits averaging $100 a month per family member, has fluctuated over the years along with economic conditions, eligibility rules, enlistment drives and natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, which led to a spike in the South.
RLCC Comment: If the hardcore laissez faire people get their way, people will be sold into slavery to payoff their debts promoted by the greedy con artists in the first place.
Please help us create the system that will displace all of this evil. We need the New Commandment economy: The Christian Commons Project.
Liberty Abyss, March 31, 2008, 6:01pmby Joe, obtained via: