Last month, I posted about the fact that roughly one in every eight Americans will participate in food stamp programs in the coming year.
Now the Wall Street Journal presents us with an article, and accompanying chart, regarding each state’s participation in the program:
Turns out that my state, Oklahoma, shows up at #15 in the ranking of states with the highest percentage of population on food stamps. I can’t say I’m surprised that 16.5 percent of Oklahomans utilize food stamps, as the Sooner State has never been noted for any sort of widespread affluence. (We do likes us some crappy Easter baskets, though, uh huh.)