Food Stamps Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day In Obama’s First Term
One way to mark the legacy of a presidency is to tally statistics and at least one stat is not very flattering for this president: Americans on food stamps have grown by 11,133 every day during his first term.
In 2009, when Obama took office, recipients of SNAP, the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program, stood at 31,939,110 but by the end of his first term the latest tally numbered 47,525,329.
That is a growth of 11,133 per day between January of 2009 and October of 2012.
The Congressional Budget office reports that SNAP enrollment increased 70 percent during that period with the food stamp budget growing by $2.7 billion over fiscal year 2011.
Also, it is reported that “SNAP has increased every fiscal year that Obama has been in office. In FY 2009–when SNAP was still known as the “Food Stamp” program–the government spent $55.6 billion.”
Then there is the continued flat jobs market made worse by millions of Americans that have just given up looking for work.
As the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, “The number of Americans age 16 or older who decided not to work or even to seek a job increased by 8,332,000 to a record 88,839,000 in President Barack Obama’s first term.”
Add the incredible shrinking labor force to the massive rise in food stamp recipients and we have two statistics that reflect badly on Barack Obama’s first four years.
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