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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by DarrylS, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. DarrylS

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    From the NYT this am, you can scroll all over this map and pick up stats county by county, to show the food stamp usage in your area.... very surprising is the amount of food stamps amongst the rural poor, not sure if this has shown an increase, but it shows high usage now..

    You can also show number of children, number of blacks and the increase since '07, what is telling is the rise of the rural poor....

    In states like Maine the divide between the "wealthier" folks on the cost, vs. the folks up north is telling...

    Food Stamp Usage Across the Country - Interactive Map - NYTimes.com
     
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    I suspect a lot of people don't realize the extent of poverty in the U.S. They live in their "safe" insulated middle class communities, largely oblivious to the sort of everyday desperation faced by millions of American families.
     

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