Monday, May 10, 2010


I mentioned in yesterday's update that I was also working on some other items.  I'll keep them coming now that I've learned how to write a macro in VB to save excel graphs as a gif.  I can't tell you how long it has taken me to get this done (it was simple, I just needed to Google it rather than struggle over and over again!). 

Anyway, here is a graphic of the number of folks on the SNAP program or those taking foodstamps.  The number of people as of May taking foodstamps is almost 40 million.  The annual projected cost for feeding them at $200 a month is above $5,000,000.

Projections for 2011 suggest that the number of people taking foodstamps will be 43 million.  Why isn't the USDA projecting the number will go down?