Interesting stats on Food stamps receipents, More Republicans than democrats on food stamps?

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, CATO Institute

Date Verified: 10.15.2012

Total number of Americans on welfare 4,300,000

Total number of Americans on food stamps 46,700,000

Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance 5,600,000

Percent of the US population on welfare 4.1 %

Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment) $131.9 billion

Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 %

Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 %

Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 %

Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 %

Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 %

Total number of people receiving food stamps:

2011 44,709,000 $133.85

2000 17,194,000 $76.62

1990 20,049,000 $58.78

1980 21,082,000 $34.47

1969 2,878,000 $6.63

State food stamps participation rate:

1 Mississippi 20.8 %

2 Tennessee 19.9 %

2 Oregon 19.9 %

4 New Mexico 19.8 %

5 Michigan 19.5 %

6 Louisiana 19.3 %

7 Alabama 19.1 %

8 Kentucky 18.8 %

9 West Virginia 18.5 %

9 Maine 18.5 %

11 Georgia 18.1 %

California at 43, 9.7% below Utah


@edgar Thanks for the compliment, advice, and insults. ;)

Those are heavy red states, black and white

19 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    You're misinterpreting the data.

    That can't be mathematically true even if you assume every white person on food stamps is a Republican, which is certainly not the case.

  • 3 years ago

    I would like to peer hard polling outcome on this one, not inferences from Leftie Loon opinion web sites. Obamaclaus bought the election with re-distribution of our money to urban ethnic scums. And thats a reality.

  • 7 years ago

    Your facility with cut-n-paste is truly remarkable, Binkles, but...umm...what was your point again? Oh, poor & black Mississipians voted Republican?

    Well, all I can say, Binkles, is that your middle school "education" is failing you miserably. Tell momz that you want to go to a real school - you know, one where the teachers aren't in a union. I mean, really, Binkles, how much worse can it get?

    You have a nice one now, hear - and God bless.

  • 7 years ago

    California has 1/3rd of the nations welfare recipients and we're only 12% of the population.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    None of those sites you listed were from the federal government.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It looks to me like the largest category of food stamp recipients are blacks living in red states.

    Which means they're probably Democrats - but is also a sign that red states disenfranchise blacks to a greater extent than blue states.

  • Fred W
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Time to end the nanny state. Find a job or starve.

    • erik w6 years agoReport

      Actually why don't I just inspire a revolution. I'll storm your house, kill you and your family and take your possessions. That will happen long before I starve, and it's easier than working in a failed system that makes it virtually impossible to get ahead.

  • Alice
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Interesting. So where do you think Romney got his 47%?

    Oh, yeah: out of his ***. He was just trying to prime the money pump.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Now watch the denial.

  • 7 years ago

    Obama is doing a great job destroying his enemies in the opposition party...good Dictators always start with them first before they move on to their silly supporters.

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