One- third of population of Puerto Rico now getting federal food stamps. Natural. News) According to new data, the U. S. Department of Agriculture says. The money is used to provide more than one- third of the Puerto Rican population with food stamps, the USDA says, mostly through the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP). A portion of the total includes money for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or what is more popularly known as the 2.
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Stimulus spending will continue towards the program this year, with an estimated $1. FY 2. 01. 3. Just what American taxpayers need - another federally mandated charity case. But I digress. The website reported that a spokesman from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service said on average 1. Puerto Rico during FY 2.
The country has a population of 3. The rest of the economic picture for the country isn't much better; Puerto Rico's unemployment rate is nearly double that of the United States' average of 7. And the median household income is a paltry $1. The numbers in the U.
S. There are currently about 4. That is about half of Puerto Rico's rate, but a record one- in- five U. S. No wonder we're broke..