Food Stamp Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day in Obama's First Term

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    Food Stamp Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day in Obama's First Term


    by Warner Todd Huston
    22 Jan 2013

    One way to mark the legacy of a presidency is to tally statistics, and at least one stat is not very flattering for President Obama: the number of Americans on food stamps has grown by 11,133 people every day during his first term.

    In 2009, when Obama took office, recipients of SNAP (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program) stood at 31,939,110 Americans; by the end of his first term, the latest tally numbered 47,525,329.

    That is an expansion of 11,133 people 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."


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    http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/04-19-SNAP.pdf
     
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    Check out the stats on how many government employees suddenly became "disabled" under his first four, it's astounding.
     
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    A 50 percent increase in Bush's first term. Followed by a 70 percent increase for the period including his second term and the first two years of Obama's first term.

     
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    Seeing as how the OP linked depended entirely on the CBO for its facts, we shall continue on with the CBO report I linked:

    From my last post, we find that is entirely normal for SNAP participation to increase for many years beyond the last recession.

    And considering the Bush Recession was the greatest crash since the Great Depression, none of these figures being cited for the years following that crash should be the least bit surprising now that we have much more context in which to consider them.
     
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    I bet you have no idea why. You think you do, but you don't.
     
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    Yes definitely Bush's fault.
     
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    Those who are feeding you your piss only go back four years for a reason. This is what is known as a lie of omission.


    A 2006 report: The Growth in the Social Security Disability Rolls: A Fiscal Crisis Unfolding

    So your masters' attempts to put the blame on Obama for the rise in disability recipients which was foreseen way before he took office is completely bogus.
     
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    It is only fair to say so when everything that happens on Obama's watch is said to be Obama's fault.

    Therefore, anything that happened on Bush's watch is Bush's fault.

    Now...do you dispute the CBO report I quoted from? It clearly shows that an increase in SNAP recipients for several years after a recession is normal.

    We have to be consistent. The OP cited the CBO. So I cited the CBO and even provided a link, which the OP story did not.
     
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    If you live in the "fair" world.

    Obama was to lead us out of the Bush years and has done nothing but blame them.

    He is everything a leader isn't.
     

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