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From the graph food stamp use appears to be up 35% since October, 2008.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Dec 10th, 2009 at 11:12:57 PM EST
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When people were estimating the "multiplier" effect of various forms of fiscal stimulus before Obama got his bill through congress, food stamps was the one with the highest multiplier.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 11th, 2009 at 04:33:32 AM EST
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Putting the start of the financial crisis in August 2007 you have an increase from 27 million to 36 million, or +33% in 2 years (15% annual rate).

The increase since October, 2008 is from 31 to 36 million, or +16%.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 11th, 2009 at 04:37:42 AM EST
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