Alongside a New York Times article about the distribution of food stamps was a set of county-by-county maps showing the percentage of different kinds of citizens on food stamps. What struck me was the difference between the “all recipients” map and the “children” map.
Darker blue = a higher percentage on food stamps:
As you can see, the number of children on food stamps greatly outweighs the number of people on food stamps almost everywhere in the country. So, next time you think about the poor, remember how many of them are kids.
“I took a risk when I employed you Manny. Don’t eat muffins when I’m developing you. I took a risk when I gave you a job, a lot of people would have said Who is this rudder-less hippie? How do I get away from him? Does he have a hunting knife strapped to his shin?, but I saw through that, but you have to work for me, OK?”—S3E1 - Manny Come Home (via liam10000)