The food stamp presidency

from "Foodstamp Use at All-Time High," by Becket Adams, The Blaze

Food Stamp Use at All Time High
Food-stamp usage soared to an all-time high in June with a total of 46.7 million Americans receiving the government aid, Bloomberg reports.That’s a 0.4 percent increase from May.

“Participation was 3.3 percent higher than a year earlier and has remained higher than 46 million all year as the unemployment rate has stagnated just above 8 percent,” the report adds. But wait! There’s more! Not only has food-stamp spending become the USDA’s single greatest annual expense, but it has more than doubled in four years to “a record $75.7 billion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2011,” according to Bloomberg.

“Reductions in the program have emerged as a point of contention in debate over a farm bill to replace current law that expires Sept. 30. The U.S. Senate in June passed a plan that would lower expenditures by $4 billion over 10 years, while the House Agriculture Committee the following month backed a $16 billion cut,” the report adds. Total food-stamp spending in June: $6.21 billion.

That’s a 0.4 percent increase from May and 2.8 percent more than it was at this time last year. Here’s a chart illustrating the annual increase in food-stamp participation:


Food Stamp Use at All Time High



The Senate Budget Committee Republican staff under Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) also released this chart illustrating the recent explosion in food-stamp spending:


Food Stamp Use at All Time High



Have you noticed a pattern yet? Do you see where the exponential increases in spending and participation occur? Both spending and participation have experienced massive increases under the leadership of President Barack Obama.

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