The genius economists will tell you that soaring food prices don’t count as a measure of inflation, and so what if their dismal science has nothing to do with the reality of poverty:
As part of Hunger Awareness Month, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton chose to experience what life is like for the 1.1 million food stamp recipients in Arizona.
Last week, Stanton, a Democrat, took part in a community challenge to live on a food stamp budget — just $4.16 to buy food per day, or about $29 per week for one person.
Stanton said he was barely able to meet nutritional needs and lost four pounds, according to Fox 10 News Phoenix. He skipped meals and relied on ramen noodles, pasta and coffee, according to KTAR…
A record 46.7 million Americans used food stamps in June, according to government data. But hunger still is widespread. Nearly one in five Americans did not have enough money to pay for food at times last year, according to Gallup.