Over a quarter of US kids on food stamps, under-50s dying young – reports

RT News

American health is in decline as new data finds that one in four US kids are on food stamps as of fiscal year 2011 and the younger generation is more prone to death and poorer health levels compared to their counterparts in other developed nations.

Almost 20 million children out of 73.9 million under the age of 18 were in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, in 2011, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture and US Census Bureau.

Moreover, children accounted for 45 per cent of aid receivers.

The number of people using the food stamp program has been on a rise, since 2009 about 15.5 million more individuals have been added to SNAP.

Latest data released for the month of October 2012 shows the drastic increase with one in 6.5 Americans using SNAP, while in the 1970s only one in 50 were part of the program.

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions argues that US is not working towards any real solutions for the problem.

“It has become sadly clear that Agriculture Secretary Vilsack wishes to make welfare part of the normal American experience, with no regard for social or economic consequences,” Sessions told The Daily Caller.

Americans have lowest probability of surviving till 50

Also, new evidence revealed that younger generation of US citizens (those under 50) die earlier and have poorer health than their counterparts in other developed nations, according to a new study of health and longevity in US.

US men ranked last in life expectancy among the 17 countries in the study, and American women as second to last.

The 378-page report by a panel of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council was based on a broad review of mortality and health studies and statistics and included other countries such as, Canada, Japan, Australia, France, Germany and Spain.

More specifically, US male deaths before the age of 50 account for two-thirds of the difference in life expectancy when compared to their counterparts in other countries and about one-third of the difference for females.

Americans have also a higher rate of death from guns, car accidents and drug addiction.

“Something fundamental is going wrong,” chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Steven Woolf told the New York Times. “Something at the core is causing the US to slip behind these other high-income countries. And it’s getting worse.”

The rate of firearm homicides was 20 times higher in the US than in the other countries, according to the report.

The US also had the second-highest death rate from the most common form of heart disease and the second-highest death rate from lung disease.

Americans even had the lowest probability of surviving till the age of 50.

The study attempts to explain such low results by highlighting American disjointed healthcare system with a large number of uninsured citizens and high levels of poverty in the country as possible reasons for the outcome.

These realities have taken their toll on the US annual rankings of World’s Happiest Countries as US has slipped from 10th to 12th place for the first time in the six-year history of the Legatum Institute‘s Prosperity Index.

The US is now behind Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Scandinavian countries, including Norway, Denmark and Sweden, which ranked top three in the index.

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-poverty-kids-health-687/

6 thoughts on “Over a quarter of US kids on food stamps, under-50s dying young – reports

  1. Seems like another news article from the wellness site said the very same about kids who got immunizations..and flu shots…….I’d wager thats the real story.

  2. We have been experiencing a troll attack directed against From the Trenches. Apparently, there have been a few trolls who have been laying low and acting like they are a part of the movement.
    The attacks have been directed not at me, but at our site, starting with ChewyBees saying we were acting in coalition with the mainstream media in putting up an article about the flag being stomped on.
    And then there was oldranger68 who wrote a comment so profane in his description of homosexual acts that I took it down immediately. Again, it was suggested that From the Trenches was a controlled site. For any of you regulars who would like to see this trashy comment I will email it to you and you can judge for yourself.
    Then this morning we have Erin who asks the question, “Is From the Trenches censoring our posts?” Why would we post something and then censor it?
    This could be just a straight up government attack because we have been instrumental in attacking this gun confiscation bullshit for what it is. Or it could be a John Stadmiller/Alex Jones attack as Alex Jones has been saying all week that anyone who says anything negative about him is working with the new world order. Of course he does not identify those in the new world order as for some reason he can’t say the word, “Z-Z-Zionist”.
    Look for these treasonous trolling parasites to be slandering our site on other patriot sites and let them know that we know exactly who and what they are and that From the Trenches is not going to be stopped.
    We have seen our enemies try every trick in the book to shut us down but if they think a couple of no talent pukes can harm us in slander, they do not understand what this site is and the nature of our resolve.
    Make no mistake; our enemies hate us because we refuse to buy into any kind of divide. In reality this post isn’t even necessary but I felt compelled to vent. LOL

    1. (Reposted from another article)

      Hi Henry,

      Right you are!

      Every site that expresses outrage at the treason occurring, refusal to submit to tyranny, and recognizes the US Constitution, especially the 2nd Amendment, is a target of our treasonous gov’t, which is NOT an American gov’t,.. but an, “Enemy Force In Occupation”.

      Although “From The Trenches” has no special immunity against trolls or their propaganda attacks,… you, and the rest of us that support you and this site have an unusually high ability to spot the trolls almost instantly.

      Unfortunately, like any ambush, you don’t know exactly who or what, until they have attacked and exposed their true postion, but like any well trained scout team, we recognize the threat once it has exposed itself, then eliminate it.

      Real Patriots are consistent in their loyality and view points, and therein lies the strategy for detecting all the fakes, the trolls, and the gov’t paid schills who have to earn their treason pay every single day.

      Henry, we will find, identify and route them out each and every day as their rear their ugly little, treasonous heads.

      Don’t worry, this is one of the few sites under the watchful eye of loyal Americans, Patriots, Vets,.. and God.

      God Bless you and this site.

      JD – US Marines – Day 30 Of The 2nd American Revolution.

    2. I don’t know what oldranger68 actually said – I can guess though. Having many years ago shared a house with a gay man (when I wasn’t a ‘bigot’) I can imagine what he might have alluded to. Having seen the lifestyle and heard the stories maybe oldranger was just trying to put across how horrific what is being normalised in our society is. The majority of those accepting the new normal in our society might have second thoughts if they knew the depths of depravity and the related statistics.
      Just a thought.
      And NO i don’t want to read what he wrote I just had breakfast.

    3. The truth is that the NWO loves gays. Why?
      # 1 because most of them are, or they’re AC/DC.
      # 2 because they don’t reproduce – population control.

      As to the article:
      “It has become sadly clear that Agriculture Secretary Vilsack wishes to make welfare part of the normal American experience, with no regard for social or economic consequences,” Sessions told The Daily Caller.”

      It’s called dependence on ‘Big Brother’.

      “US men ranked last in life expectancy among the 17 countries in the study, and American women as second to last.”

      By design, of course.

  3. I watch for them all the time. There’s an army of them and they’re all over the place, but I kinda like verbally abusing them anyway.

    They’re part of the war, and they’ll always be squeezing their way in somehow. I would ignore any accusations and forge ahead as you normally do. The truth is what it is, and everything else will come out in the wash.

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