Here's a disheartening report for the average American who worries daily about their job, income, retirement and overall financial picture. I take umbrage with the out of date term "Food Stamps." The program is now known as SNAP - Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program. There are no more stamps, users receive a card that works in every store like any debit card. And when the money is gone. It's gone. Here in CT, a single person receives $190 a month for SNAP. That's $47.50 per week to feed yourself. There have been increases during COVID. Have you noticed that food prices are through the roof? I have. My grocery bills for Mia, Gianna, Bella and myself have increased by at least 25%. Plus, we're home all day, and that means more meals, more snacks, more money. At the same time, some are raking in millions to add to their billions. This is a another legacy of COVID and a broken nation.
6 million people enrolled for food stamps in the first 3 months of the US coronavirus outbreak as America's superrich kept getting wealthier
More than 6 million people signed up to receive food stamps in the first three months of the US coronavirus outbreak, according to an analysis from The New York Times.
That figure could rise even further if the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act expires as planned by the end of July.
This would will see many Americans lose $600 a week in benefits and become eligible for food stamps, USA Today reported.
In the same period, US billionaires have increased their wealth by around $565 billion, according to the Institute for Policy Studies...