Monday, February 12, 2007

1.9 million Michigan residents receiving food aid

According to the Detroit News, today, 1.9 million Michigan residents are receiving food assistance from the government. I can't get my head around that without some context. According to the US Census Bureau, the estimated 2005 population for our state was 10,120,860. So, by my reckoning 18.7% of Michigan's residents are receiving food aid. Please someone tell me my math is wrong!