Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #011

Food stamps double since ’01
But price of food means they don’t go as far now

Nearly one in 10 Ohioans now receives food stamps, the highest number in the state’s history.

Caseloads have almost doubled just since 2001, with 1.1 million residents now collecting benefits, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Low wages, unemployment and the rising cost of groceries, gasoline and other necessities are to blame for financial hardships facing many Ohio families.

Caseloads have been rising steadily in the past seven years, said Brian Harter, spokesman for the state agency which oversees the food-stamp program.

“Look at unemployment during this time,” he said.

Ohio’s jobless rate is 5.3 percent, up from 4.4 percent in 2001.

You think the greed-diseased sociopaths who headed Bear Stearns and pillaged it into non-existence are going to be applying for Food Stamps — ever?

They rape this nation — they rape us — and walk away with multi-million dollar payoffs.

Plus they’re going to get assistance to straighten out their mess from our tax dollars, courtesy of the Fed.

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