When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us food, for why should we die in your presence? For our money is gone.”
U.S. Food-Stamp Use Reaches Record 45.8 Million, USDA Says
By Alan Bjerga November 02, 2011, 1:24 AM EDT
(Updates with top states, spending in third paragraph.)
Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) — The number of Americans receiving food stamps reached a record 45.8 million in August, the government said.
The figure was 1.1 percent higher than the previous month and 8.1 percent more than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a report on its website. Assistance rolls are increasing as joblessness remains at 9.1 percent of the workforce.
Texas had the most food-stamp recipients in August, at 4.12 million, followed by California with 3.82 million, according to the USDA. Spending was a record $6.13 billion.
The number of Americans receiving food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has set records every month but one since December 2008.
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Isaiah 36:16 The m.o. of all ungodly governments… lies and trickery…
Do not listen to Hezekiah,’ for thus says the king of Assyria, ‘ Make your peace with me and come out to me, and eat each of his vine and each of his fig tree and drink each of the waters of his own cistern…