New Level of Dependency Reached for Food Stamps

A sad milestone:

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program subsidies for food purchases totaled 40.2 million, up 21 percent from a year earlier and 1.2 percent more than in February, the Department of Agriculture said yesterday in a statement on its website. The number of recipients has set records for 16 straight months.

Records for 16 straight months. 21 percent increase over the last year.