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Record Number Of US Households On Foodstamps

Last month, when the USDA released the latest foodstamps numbers for the month of February, there was some hope that following a third month of declines, we may just have seen the peak of US foodstamp usage and going forward we would only see the number decline.

Sadly, the latest numbers refutes this: In March a total of 46,405,204 persons were at or below poverty level and thus eligible for foodstamps, a 79K increase in the month. Yet while many individuals have learned to game the system, and this numbers at the peak may fluctuate, when it comes to the far more comprehensive and difficult to fudge “households on foodstamps” number, there was no confusion: at 22,257,647, the number of US households receiving the “SNAP treatment” rose to an all time high, even as the benefit per household dropped to the second lowest ever. At least all these impoverished believers in hope and change have FaceBook IPO profits to look forward to.

Oh wait.

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NMS Girl Of The Day #20 – Cara Jackson

Thank you to everyone who very kindly said that they quite enjoy these cheesy little NMS Girl Of The Day blurbs that I write every morning.  You’ve filled on Online Guy with good vibes this morning and as a reward I’m going to do exactly the same thing I do every morning: namely post a smoking hot NMS Girl Of The Day for your enjoyment.

I’ll let you know that there’s some fierce competition, rivalry and hi-jinx going on in the Sports Illustrated HQ as we try to pick the NMS Girl Of  The Day each morning.  People are punting their favourites, checking statistics to see which post gets the most views and trash talking the selections of others.  It’s quite heated stuff!

If you’d like to recommend someone for NMS Girl Of The Day the best way to do it is on Twitter. Send us the link on Twitter to @SI_SouthAfrica or to me @SI_OnlineGuy and we’ll take your selection into consideration.  Who knows – you might even become an overnight Twitter celebrity. Or something like that.

Without further ado – head over and VOTE FOR CARA JACKSON. Who, if you hadn’t noticed, is on another level!

February 29, 2012

NMS Girl Of The Day #20 – Cara Jackson Sports Illustrated.

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