This was almost to much: The Case For Re-electing Obama--and Feeling Good About It. | The New Republic Eight to ten million. Thats the number of people who would lose eligibility for food stamps under the Ryan budget, which Romney praised and pledged to sign. Keep in mind that, in the wake of welfare reform and the decline of cash assistance from the federal government, food stamps have become the primary source of support for low-income people. At least a quarter would be children. The article was shown in RCP as the End Of The Welfare State...... Look at the long list of people who we won't be supporting anymore if Obama loses.