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Number Of People Receiving Food Stamps Has Risen Nearly 70 Percent Under Obama

April 20, 2012 by  

Number Of People Receiving Food Stamps Has Risen Nearly 70 Percent Under Obama
The number of people who rely on the government is growing at a staggering pace.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that 45 million people received food stamps in 2011. That’s about a 70 percent increase from 2007.

The CBO suspects that the number will only get higher.

The report showed that spending has increased by $42 billion in the past four years. In 2007, $30 billion was spent; in 2011, $72 billion was used on the program.

The increase, according to CBO, can be attributed in part to the 2009 stimulus.

The CBO forecasts that the economy will improve after 2014 and the number of people using food stamps will decrease. Yet it predicts that $73 billion will be used to fund the program in 2022.

It is estimated that one in seven U.S. citizens received food stamps in 2011.

See the full report here.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • FreedomFighter

    Obama-Economy — no work, just food stamps.

    Lets vote this loser out of office and get rid of the rest of the loser demonrats in congress and get America moving again.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Rage Fury

    I have doubts that the Dollar will survive to see 2022.

    • Vigilant

      I’ve seen predictions of as early as 2013.

  • s c

    How many of those millions do NOT deserve food stamps? When was the last time Congress concerned itself with food stamp FRAUD? While Uncle Scam – via Obummer – is in a generous mood, maybe Congress should be on food stamps, too.
    Perhaps we should hand out food stamps when illegals come across our borders. Should a baby be entitled to food stamps AT BIRTH? Can we entice Cuba to join the food stamp buffet?
    Is there any good reason why we can’t put everyone on the face of the planet on food stamps? “SOME” people seem to think Amerika can do anything, regardless of how stupid or insane those ideas may be.
    Oh, for a few, true LEADERS. Pretenders, in the form of mental patients, are running the asylum, people, and we’re running out of time to stop this insanity pandemic.

    • GiveMeLiberty

      s c, I keep writing this and just can’t shake the concept regarding non-producing members of our society bent on draining it’s every resource with NOTHING in return.

      “We have become a society that asks the ‘producers’ to pay for and give ever more to the ‘non-producers’. Before THEY (elected clowns) ask the ‘producers’ to give even more, shouldn’t they first cut-back on a few ‘benefits’ for the ‘non-producers’? Non-producers be damned, if it was up to me, I would not birth you, cloth you, house you, school you, feed you, medicate or doctor you, school you…again (can’t forget secondary), or birth and raise your 6 kids! As I had to do, you would find an independent will to survive, you would work hard and make the tough choices in order to survive.”

      • Vigilant

        The Eurosocialist sympathizers hope the public doesn’t scrutinize the debacle in Europe. It’s merely a preview of what’s coming to our theater soon.

  • Eric Bischoff (@ericbischoff)

    Hey Hypocrites and sore losers!

    I am sure Obama is far from perfect, but which one of you is? Who has the right to throw the first stone?

    If you inherited 40 years of disastrous politics, a ruined economy, high unemployment, another Wall Street crash, 2 useless wars, a consumer driven economy that is tapped out, can’t get credit, has no savings left, no more room on credit cards and with a burst housing bubble now has no retirement left, a world economic crisis and a useless congress that is hell bent on seeing you fail, how much time do you think we should give you to turn things around?

    Faced with the same situation which light weight, loser current candidate do you actually think could pull this off?

    And I suppose you think they should reapply the same old tactics that got us here in the first place.

    I wish Ron Paul would win and shake things up, but what’s the likelihood of that happening? And then he has 2 good ideas but for the rest he absolutely sucks too.

    • s c

      Comrade ‘e,’ hypocrisy is the main requirement for a properly programmed utopian. Did you forget? Kindly get off that damned “inherited” krap. Polly wanna a farkin’ CRACKER?
      As for Congress, if they’re ‘bent’ on seeing your false ‘God’ fail, that makes them much smarter than I would have guessed. Aside from being brainwashed, your central problem is in the fact that you never learned to appreciate the difference between common sense and the sludge that has to be removed from a septic tank.

      • Vigilant

        “…the fact that you never learned to appreciate the difference between common sense and the sludge that has to be removed from a septic tank.”

        s c, Eric the Red IS the sludge. The ONLY common sense sentiment he’s ever advanced, and we waited until just now, is his wish to have Obama taken out with the other trash.

    • http://naver sook young

      What a rant and it is not worth answering. Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

    • cawmun cents

      Eric heard Obama likes to eat dog,so he will now break out his stamps and rush down to the SPCA to get a taste.
      Y’know its just like a liberal to emulate his”Leader”.
      Perhaps they are all tired of mating with the pooch(Pelosi),and selling the pups.
      But I seriously doubt it.

  • cawmun cents

    “I’d love to change the world….but I dont know what to do.So I leave it up to you.”-Alvin Lee

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    More food stamp recipients might mean more voters for OBAMA? Who is being foolish with that policy? I would not make such a big issue of it as swinging voters might view it as the Republicans are wanting Obama to be penny pinching for the the poor but giving the very rich corporates favouratism with lower taxes.

    • Tim

      I am counting on the generous food stamp program making recipients lazy and thus, too lazy to vote for Obama. I suspect that is already one reason why Obama is behind in the polls related to expected voters. Keep fingers crossed!


        Its not lazyness of the poor, its usually the cost of travel to polling booths thats the problem… but maybe Obama might give our voting travelling

  • Thinking About

    I can see all this whining has fixed all the problems. Why not offer real solutions and convince those in charge to accept your solutions.

    • Vigilant

      And your solutions are….?

      Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

  • GiveMeLiberty

    Thinking About…I’ve tried to communicate with those in charge for years. I used to protest or advocate for certain legislation with my elected representatives. After I recently protested the NDAA act regarding the fact it gives the federal government unprecented power, my BRAND NEW (thought was Tea Party) representative suggested it was a VITAL bill to fund the VITAL Department of Defense! I guess there just wasn’t any other way to fund the DoD a week before the one-month Christmas holiday! Seriously, in other words, in my opinion, he was telling me to drink the kool-aid and shut-up; that the liberties set forth in the Constitution weren’t as important as funding the ILLEGAL wars.

    As far as my Senators go, passing the NDAA is the only THING I think they’ve actually DONE since October 2010! I received ZERO response from either of them. I guess a 25 year military veteran, tax paying, college graduate with no last name of funding significance was quite important enough to warrant a response from those almighty folks.

    So really, what’s the use of offering solutions? I do like your solution-based idea but it takes valuable time and energy. I suggest we focus that valuable time and energy on the election and find TRUE Constitutionalists and Defenders of Liberty and place them in office at ALL LEVELS of government. We need a Rallying Cry, “REPLACE THE ESTABLISHMENT”!


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