101 Million Americans on Gov’t Food Assistance, More than Those in Private Work Force

Photo Credit: APThe number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.

That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.

The population of the U.S. is 316.2 million people, meaning nearly a third of Americans receive food aid from the government.

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  • BenDoubleCrossed

    Socialism working as intended.

    • gracentruth

      sure is. Peace,

  • gracentruth

    USA in death throes. Isaiah 9:11 nearly complete. Peace,

  • Amy Walker

    As Newt Gingrich said Obama is the foodstamp president. Obama and those who control him are working to have every single American dependent on government because a dependent people are easily controlled.