75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe.

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December 23, 2012 - 3:30pm

By ZeroHedgeThe following are 75 economic numbers from 2012 that are almost too crazy to believe...#1 In December 2008, 31.6 million Americans were on food stamps.  Today, a new all-time record of 47.7 million Americans are on food stamps.  That number has increased by more than 50 percent over the past four years, and yet the mainstream media still has the gall to insist that “things are getting better”.#2 Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps.  Today, about one out of every 6.5 Americans is on food stamps.#3 According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”#4 According to one recent survey, 55 percent of all Americans have received money from a safety net program run by the federal government at some point in their lives.#5 For the first ti


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