More Americans Getting Food Assistance Than Have Private Sector Jobs

Food Stamps SNAP

There are now more Americans receiving food assistance than there are Americans working in the private sector. This is all part of the Cloward-Piven strategy of economic destruction.

The 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 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. (Read More)

The number above reflects the numbers of Americans receiving SNAP (food stamps), WIC (food assistance for pregnant women and young children), subsidized school lunches, subsidized summer lunches for kids, and a few other programs.