2004 Kaiser Study: 1 in 5 Military Families on Food Stamps

This on Olbermann in connection with the paltry raise soldiers are receiving.

The financial stress of extended deployment can be severe for military families. Fully three in 10 report that in the past year, they and their family have had trouble paying bills. For more than one in five, their current financial situation is such that they have to get food stamps or Women, Infants, and Children program aid from the government. (Even 6 percent of families of officers say they receive food stamps or WIC.) Clearly more financial support is needed for the families of soldiers risking their lives for their country for an extended period of time.

Family values and support the troops. Yup.


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