For the first time since 1976, the number of people receiving food stamps outnumbers the number of women working full-time.
If that sounds impossible, just look at the numbers. In 2013, 46,609,000 people collected food stamps while only 44,059,000 women had full-time jobs. That’s a 2.5 million difference.
Even more concerning is the growth rate of the food stamp program. In 1969, when the program was first introduced, only 2,878,000 people qualified. Today’s astronomical enrollment reveals an increase of 1,552 percent. If this 34 percent average annual increase were to continue, the entire U.S. population will be on food assistance in the next six years.
This should absolutely shock us. It reveals just how monstrous our welfare programs have become—and this is only the food stamp program.