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Breitbart: More People on Food Stamps Than Populations of 24 States Combined

Residence Inn Buffet Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 4:53 AM
From the Cato Institute - Food Stamps Growth Has Bipartisan Roots http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/food-stamps-growth-has-bipartisan-roots/ What Republicans don’t want to acknowledge is the role they played in expanding the food stamps program before President Obama ever took office. The 2002 farm bill—passed by a Republican-controlled House and signed by Republican President George W. Bush—expanded the food stamps program. As the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page correctly noted yesterday, “The food-stamp boom began with the George W. Bush Republicans, who expanded benefits in the appalling 2002 farm bill.” read the entire story at http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/food-stamps-growth-has-bipartisan-roots/
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 10:01 AM
what you don't understand is that it doesn't matter what the program parameters are when people have jobs. Stop making up fairy tales and start accepting the facts that you and your friends have betrayed this country and impoverished millions. For this you will be punished.
Under President Obama the participation rate in the food stamp program has skyrocketed—one in seven Americans now receives food stamps. To keep up with the demands of the burgeoning program, spending has thus “doubled from roughly $39 billion in 2008 to an estimated $85 billion in 2012,” and nearly quadrupled since 2000. According to Heritage, “Today, the food stamps program is one of the largest and the fastest growing of the roughly 80 welfare programs funded by the federal government.” With that said, brace yourself for Breitbart’s findings: “The number of individuals on food stamps now exceeds the...