Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History

Common Dreams by Jon Queally A new report on child homelessness in America finds that million children experience homelessness annually. The annual levels of homelessness among children have never been higher in the United States, according to a new comprehensive report released on Monday. Prepared by the National Center on…
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Cities All Over America Are Becoming Extremely Cruel To The Homeless

The Economic Collapse by Michael Snyder Have you ever given food to a homeless person?  Well, if you do it again in the future it might be a criminal act depending on where you ; Right now, there are dozens of major cities that have already passed laws against feeding…
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Epidemic Of Hunger: New Report Says 49 Million Americans Are Dealing With Food Insecurity

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder If the economy really is "getting better", then why are nearly 50 million Americans dealing with food insecurity?  In 1854, Henry David Thoreau observed that "the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation".  The same could be said of our ; In…
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The Most Homeless Children In New York City Since The Great Depression

The Economic Collapse blog by Michael Snyder At a time when Wall Street is absolutely swimming in wealth, New York City is experiencing an epidemic of ; According to the New York Times, the last time there was this many homeless children in New York City was during the days…
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White House Thanksgiving Day Reminder: Be Thankful for SNAP

The New American by Bob Adelmann Last week the White House issued a Thanksgiving Day reminder: “The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps millions of Americans put food on the table.” Then began a litany of statistics and charts along with explanations of how wonderful SNAP is, even getting in a…
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Hunger in America

Global Research By Stephen Lendman It’s hard giving thanks when you’re hungry. It’s harder living in the world’s richest country. It’s harder still knowing government officials don’t care. It’s hardest of all wondering how you’ll get by. More below on growing hunger and deprivation. It’s increasing in America at a…
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Record: Over 47 Million on Food Stamps for Entire Year

Breitbart by WYNTON HALL Food stamp enrollments have remained over 47 million for an unprecedented 13 consecutive months. According to the most recent figures available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the food stamp program, in August 2012, 47,102,765 individuals were enrolled in the program, known…
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Food Bank CEO: Welfare Cuts Causing “Nightmare Ripple Effect”

InfoWars by Paul Joseph Watson Val Traore labels cuts a “bilateral disaster” Image: Wikimedia Commons. As food banks across the country warn that they are unable to meet demand, the CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey says that the $5 billion welfare cut which came into effect on…
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Number of Americans on food stamps has doubled in just 10 years

Natural News by J. D. Heyes The pace of transformation of America from a productive, pull-up-your-boots society to one hooked on government handouts is quickening, as new data indicates an explosion of growth in a program once considered a short-term fix for people temporarily down on their to government figures,…
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Inequality and the Political Vacuum in the United States – Food Assistance Cut for 48 Million Americans

Global Research By Andre Damon On Friday, with no action from the US Congress, food assistance benefits for 48 million Americans were slashed, the first-ever nationwide reduction in Food Stamp payments. The cuts total $11 billion over the next three years, and amount to over $300 per year for a…
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Today, America’s Foodstamps Program Gets A 6% Haircut: What Happens Next?

ZeroHedge Today, one of America's best-known welfare programs with million participants or 15% of the total population, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as "foodstamps" or EBT, is due for a substantial haircut: beginning Friday, there will be a phased in $5 billion reduction (6% of the program) for…
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Food Banks “Panicking” Over Demand Following Welfare Cut

InfoWars by Paul Joseph Watson “We’re telling everyone to make sure that you are prepared for longer lines” Volunteers working for food banks are “panicking” over the demand they are likely to face later this month from Americans on food stamps who have seen their benefits slashed. From today, $5…
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Food Bank CEO Suggests Welfare Cuts May Spark Riots

InfoWars by Paul Joseph Watson “Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food” The CEO of the largest food bank in America has suggested that planned cuts in food stamp benefits set to take effect on Friday could spark riots. Image: Margarette Purvis (YouTube).…
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More needing food stamps may be new normal

Breitbart Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has more than doubled in the past decade even during times of economic growth, researchers say. SNAP enrollment in the last 10 years more than doubled to 47 million but, for the first time, the number of Americans receiving food stamps increased…
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29 Incredible Facts Which Prove That Poverty In America Is Absolutely Exploding

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder Did you know that the number of Americans on welfare is higher than the number of Americans that have full-time jobs?  Did you know that million public school students in the are currently homeless?  Anyone that uses the term "economic recovery" to describe…
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Government Freezes EBT Funds: Orders States to Withhold Transfers to Food Stamp Recipients

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo This weekend America witnessed a limited crash in the computer systems that manage electronic benefit transfers across the country. Within hours of the crash panicked food stamp recipients who were left with no way to feed their families rushed grocery store shelves to obtain everything they…
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Flour Made From Insects Will Feed Underfed Populations

ABC News By JOANNA PRISCO MBA students at McGill University plan to farm insects in other countries and turn them into protein-rich flour for consumption by malnourished populations. Getty Images Chew on this. A team of MBA students were the recipients of the 2013 Hult Prize earlier this week, providing…
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20 Ordinary Americans Talk About The Economic Despair That Is Growing Like A Cancer All Around Them

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder There are hundreds of formerly prosperous communities all over America that are being steadily transformed into rotting, decaying ; The good paying middle class jobs that once supported those communities are long gone, and they have been replaced with low paying service jobs…
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Food Stamp Nation

ZeroHedge From the art of selling excess food stamp dollars at the end of each month, to JP Morgan profiting from the program as a line of business, Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger introduces the following micro-documentary on the rise of our food stamp nation. Produced by Future Money Trends, this…
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5 Years After the Financial Crisis, The Big Banks Are Still Committing Massive Crimes

Washington's Blog Preface: Not all banks are criminal enterprises. The wrongdoing of a particular bank cannot be attributed to other banks without proof. But – as documented below – many of the biggest banks have engaged in unimaginably bad behavior. You Won’t Believe What They’ve Done … Here are just…
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Almost 50 million Americans now on food stamps as nation plunges into widespread poverty

Natural News by Thomas Henry As economic recovery continues to prove dismal if not illusory, American families are signing up for food stamps in record numbers, showing signs that poverty is increasing and the job market is far from to official Department of Agriculture (USDA) numbers, households on food stamps…
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Amid slow economic recovery, more Americans identify as ‘lower class’

LA Times By Emily Alpert Chris Roquemore once thought of himself as working class. But it's hard to keep thinking that, he said, when you're not working. The 28-year-old father said he sparred with his supervisors at a retail chain about taking time off after his mother died — and…
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The “Real” America: Near Record 20% Struggle To Afford Food, Highest Since Crisis Began

ZeroHedge With US equity markets on a 7-day roll and excited TV anchors proclaiming the worst over and new all-time highs must signal recovery as they 'celebrate' five years on from Lehman, the following two charts of the state of real America should open a few eyes to just how…
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It Is Illegal To Feed The Homeless In Cities All Over The United States

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder What would you do if a police officer threatened to arrest you for trying to share a sandwich with a desperately hungry homeless woman that really needed it?  Such a notion sounds absolutely bizarre, but this is actually happening in major cities all…
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The More Illegal Immigrants That Go On Food Stamps The More Money JP Morgan Makes

The Economic Collapse by Michael Snyder Recently uncovered documents prove that the Obama administration has been working with the Mexican government to increase the number of illegal immigrants on food stamps, and when more illegal immigrants go on food stamps JP Morgan makes more ; As you will read about…
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Child Hunger Is Exploding In Greece – And 14 Signs That It Is Starting To Happen In America Too

The Economic Collapse by Michael Snyder The world is heading into a horrific economic nightmare, and an inordinate amount of the suffering is going to fall on innocent ; If you want to get an idea of what America is going to look like in the not too distant future,…
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Poverty in America: More than 46 Million below the Official Poverty Level, More than 10 Million “Working Poor”

Global Research By Kate Randall World Socialist Web Site More than 46 million people, or about 15 percent of the US population, lived below the official poverty level in 2011, according to the US Census Bureau. A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the “working…
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Police restrain crowd from taking food after supermarket eviction

(SC) - Columbia, South Carolina | AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Law enforcement officials pushed back hundreds of people who were crowding around a large pile of merchandise outside an Augusta grocery store Tuesday afternoon. But the goods sitting in the parking lot of the Laney Supermarket didn't make into anyone's…
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Austerity USA Begins March 1st: Bipartisan Project to Impoverish the American People

Global Research By Shamus Cooke politicians have cried wolf over austerity long enough for the public to ignore them. A perfect time, then, for politicians to actually unleash the wolves. Barring an unlikely last minute deal, here’s a short list of some of the massive, national bi-partisan-created austerity cuts, according…
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America the Poor: The Human Consequences of Unlivable Wages

Global Research By Ralph Nader How could Barack Obama say, in his State of the Union speech, “Let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $ an hour”? Back in 2008,…
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Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?

The Economic Collapse by Michael Should we all quit working and jump on board the Obama gravy train?  Of course I am being facetious, but when you are barely surviving does there come a point when it just becomes easier to give up and totally rely on the government?  Today,…
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Goldman Sachs Made $400 Million Betting On Food Prices In 2012 While Hundreds Of Millions Starved

The Economic Collapse by Michael Why does it seem like wherever there is human suffering, some giant bank is making money off of it?  According to a new report from the World Development Movement, Goldman Sachs made about 400 million dollars betting on food prices last ; Overall, 2012 was…
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Number of working poor families grows as wealth gap widens

Reuters (Reuters) - The number of families struggling with poverty despite parents being employed continued to grow in 2011 as more people returned to work but mostly at lower-paying service jobs, an analysis released on Tuesday shows. More working parents have taken jobs as cashiers, maids, waiters and other low-wage…
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35 Statistics About The Working Poor In America That Will Blow Your Mind

The Economic Collapse by Michael In America tonight, tens of millions of men and women will struggle to get to sleep because they are stressed out about not making enough money even though they are working as hard as they possibly ; They are called "the working poor", and their…
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We Are Witnessing The Slow, Tortuous Death Of The American Worker

The American Dream By Michael Once upon a time, the economy produced a seemingly unending supply of good paying jobs that enabled American workers to buy homes, raise families and live the American ; But now all of that has ; Over the past several decades, there have been some…
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The Federal Government Hands Out Money To 128 Million Americans Every Month

The Economic Collapse By Michael The number of Americans receiving money directly from the federal government has grown from 94 million in the year 2000 to over 128 million ; A shocking new research paper by Patrick Tyrrell and William W. Beach contains that statistic and a whole bunch of…
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The Number Of People On Welfare Exceeds The Number Of People With Jobs In 11 States

The Economic Collapse By Michael America is rapidly becoming a nation of ; An increasing number of Americans expect the government to take care of them from the cradle to the grave, and they expect the government to dig into the pockets of others in order to pay for it…
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2012 Year In Review – Free Markets, Rule of Law, And Other Urban Legends

ZeroHedge by Tyler Durden Submitted by Dave Collum via Peak Prosperity, Background I was just trying to figure it all out. ~ Michael Burry, hedge fund manager Every December, I write a Year in Review that has now found a home at Chris Martenson’s website ,2,3 What started as a simple…
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Food stamps increase by over 600,000 in last month of data

There was a startling figure that came across my desk from the United States Department of Agriculture regarding food stamp usage in the SNAP program. Food stamp usage has grown dramatically in the last decade even during the debt inspired boom times. Yet the devil is always in the details…
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Billions Of People Will Starve To Death Says Genius Investor

The world population reached 7 billion in the worlds population expected to exceed 9 billion by the year 2050. Jeremy Grantham believes we are nearing the tipping point of being able to produce enough of food to feed the goes on to say the biggest problem facing humanity will be a major lack…
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