Thursday, August 13, 2015

A longer post coming in a minute, but I want to highlight one bit of bullshit from an (otherwise excellent) article to appear in that post. In an AP article about increased food BANK usage (as opposed to SNAP usage, which used to be know as Food Stamps), they pull a bit of reporting legerdemain. To wit:
The drop in food stamp rolls by nearly 2.5 million people from recession levels could be contributing to the food bank demand, he said, because people who no longer qualify for the government aid may still not earn enough to pay their bills.
Recession levels? RECESSION LEVELS? I call bullshit. The peaks of SNAP enrollment occurred in late 2012 and throughout 2013. Over 47 million enrolled throughout that stretch. That's from three and a half to four and a half years AFTER THE RECESSION ENDED. 

The only economic situation since the end of WWII to be as bad as the Great Recession has been the Obama Recovery. Things are unlikely to get better if no one will acknowledge the problem.

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