In my post about the President speaking about H1N1 at the Rose Garden on September 1, I didn't mention that his opening remarks were about the positive numbers showing up on the economic front.
Indeed, numbers are increasing. The numbers just announced for unemployment were higher than anticipated, and even Food Stamp numbers are up!
Reuters reports the USDA announcement that the record number of more than 35 million Americans received Food Stamps in June, up 22% from the previous June. (By the way, that means 1 in every 9 Americans is now receiving Food Stamps.) June was the 7th straight month of Food Stamp rolls increasing. The average benefit amount is over $133 per person.