"First of All, I Don't Put People on Food Stamps, People Become Eligible for Food Stamps"

By the Left Coast Rebel

-- Another JFK-esque moment from President Barack Obama, January 26, 2011 to Dianne Sawyer of "ABC World News"

Directly after the quote above (video here), Obama doubles down on the Blame-Bush doctrine:

"...second of all, the initial expansion of food stamp eligibility happened under my republican predecessor, not under me."

Sure it did, Professor-President -- but to what degree is the question...


Image hat-tip DailyJobsUpdate.com

It is true that food stamp participation was elevated during the final years of the Bush administration but this chart shows Obama's stimulus's parabolic rise since His inauguration (Jan 2009):



I guess we can consider ourselves kind of lucky since the number look to be leveling off at the mid-40-million mark. Obama can always point out that at least 50 million Americans aren't on food stamps. It could be worse.

Upside to Food Stamp Nation: Maybe we can trade in our soon-to-be worthless dollars for a fistful of these:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_H_rVDlsennM/SxUatPa3CeI/AAAAAAAASl0/9lJ2Xleo_WU/s1600/obama_foodstamp-1.jpg
Hat-tip The Union News.


Also read:

At The Enterprise Blog, "The Economic Chart that may Doom the Obama Presidency"

Tad DeHaven at the Cato Institute: "Food Stamp Price Tag Rising"

Updated: Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge shows that food stamp numbers are not plateauing as indicated above.

5 comments:

  1. Somewhere in a parallel universe, Diane Sawyer had a follow-up question: "What makes people become eligible for food stamps?"

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  2. Maybe I can retire early after all. ;)

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    Like other positive social programs, food stamps are an effective process for assuring people's basic needs are being met. The few pennies being spent on taking care of the nation's people assure the well-being of all.

    You imply that using food stamps is some how wrong. It ain't. People who receive these benefits are a part of USA's great society. If a person needs the people's support then the person should get it.

    Now how about a chart showing the international corporations receiving USA government welfare compared to paying lobbyists and taxes. Or maybe a chart showing how much money corporations pay their lobbyist and how much taxes they pay.

    While you are at it, make up a chart comparing the number of jobs sent over seas and the increase in USA people's need for social support.

    Do you think there is a connection??

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    1. "food stamps are an effective process for assuring people's basic needs are being met"

      Was the program intended to cover 50 million people -- one out of every six Americans?

      "You imply that using food stamps is some how wrong."

      Wrong. I imply that Barack Obama's goal for this country is to have as many people as possible on the government dole.

      "Now how about a chart showing the international corporations receiving USA government welfare compared to paying lobbyists and taxes. Or maybe a chart showing how much money corporations pay their lobbyist and how much taxes they pay."

      Great post idea. I'm against corporate welfare, farm subsidies even more than welfare handouts. The last time I checked, your man Obama has done NOTHING but increase the collusion between corporations and the federal governemnt. We have the worst of both worlds -- a president that has half the nation on the dole and the biggest crony capitalist in history. Wake up, it's not republican vs democrat anymore!

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