What's so interesting about these numbers is how relatively inexpensive it is: less than a tenth of what we're spending on TARP, and this for a program that has a very tangible benefit to society. Feeding the hungry is somehow more appealing than sending checks to pay 7-figure bonuses at investment banks.
As part of the stimulus package, food stamp benefits will temporarily increase by 13% in April, a pretty good use of stimulus money if you ask me. 100% of that money will be pumped into the economy, and may enable some low-income people to eat more healthfully. A CNN reporter recently lived on a food stamp budget for a month and did a story on it. Watch the video below.