Why the USDA Didn’t Release Food Stamp Data Until After the Election

We all thought there must have been some shenanigans a couple months ago when the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a sugarcoated jobs report showing the unemployment was 7.8%. Since it was so close to an election, we thought the numbers had to have been manipulated to help Obama’s re-election chances. Another such statistic routinely released at the end of the month or in the first day or two at the beginning of the next month is the USDA’s SNAP Current Participation Report – the number Read more […]