About one third of the people who can get food stamps do not, meaning many U.S. states have lost out on a steady source of cash, Bloomberg reports.
According to the news service, people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, spend about $64 billion per year.
The Blue Note
Monday, July 25
Better than: Most hackneyed Amy Winehouse tributes people are going to put together over the next couple of days.
The publicist wanted to make it clear that despite a tribute to Amy Winehouse being teased on The Blue Note's website, Gregory Port ... More >>
If the last ten days in the life of Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon were a baseball game, they would have been shut out, made 17 errors, and hit into a game-ending unassisted triple play. (That last feeling, admittedly, is one that they're already familiar with.)
Oh great: In light of the newly-discovered MTA $400 nillion budget shortfall because payroll tax revenues aren't up to expectations, Mayor Bloomberg suggested during a Q&A that "the MTA is either going to have to raise rates dramatically or cut back service dramatically or, what's more likely, some ... More >>
Uberdeveloper-turned-Nets-owner Bruce Ratner better have some good meds, because this is rapidly shaping up to be a month of rapid mood swings for him and his Atlantic Yards project. While Tuesday's granting of a desperately needed investment-grade rating for the Nets arena bonds must have be ... More >>
The Yankees may be having trouble filling seats in their ballpark (exacerbated, no doubt, by the shitty way they treat their fans), but at least the bonds on their new stadium aren't quite junk yet (though at BBB they're close). The municipal bonds on the Mets' Citi Field, on the other hand, may bea ... More >>