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Food Stamp Rolls in America Now Surpass the Population of Spain

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Food Stamp Rolls in America Now Surpass the Population of Spain

February 11, 2013

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( – Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain.

“Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity,” said Obama during his first joint session address to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009.

Since then, the number of participants enrolled in food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has risen substantially.

When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food stamps. As of November 2012—the most recent data available—there were 47,692,896 Americans enrolled, an increase of 49.3 percent.

According to the 2011 census, Spain had a population of 46,815,916.

Furthermore, between January 2009 and November 2012 the food stamp program added approximately an average 11,269 recipients per day.

President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Obama is expected to focus on jobs and the economy.

by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 6:47 AM

 Again you are making no sense.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:


1) way to not catch the sarcasm wrapped in the truth that everytime the republicans lie and pretend they care about small business they are really saying let the big guys pay less

2) you can't produce facts so you slam Carter? lol...

Quoting pvtjokerus:

First of all based on what you wrote below.....are you saying that Walmart and Apple are small businesses or that loop holes were left open for them?  Because the way you wrote it means that WM and A are small businesses.

Do you really want me to go over Carter's legacy?  Carter was weak, weak, weak and he is known as being weak.  But hey, if you need a reminder, let me know. 

And last, you will not get me to answer any of your questions until you answer my first one.  You do this all of the time.


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 This is so stupid, Jimmy Carter?

Reagan, Bush and Bush  and you are still blaming Carter? lol

Prove Obama's policies added those folks to the welfare/food stamp rolls

you cannot. We were hemorrhaging so many jobs in 2008 that McCain "suspended" his campaign...remember?

It's REPUBLICAN policies that deregulate wall street and bring worker salaries down, while keeping tax loopholes open for "struggling" small business owners, like WalMart and Apple....

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Prove it your first sentence because the stats are not showing it.

Yes, Jimmy Carter has turned over his welfare crown over to Obama and yes, Obama will go down in history has the welfare King.

Obama is crushing the middle class with his taxes, keeping corp taxes high and supporting the Unions that help keep the cost of living high. 


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Majority of the people added to the rolls were added due to the recession that STARTED in 2007 and exploded at the end of 2008...we are STILL recovering.

blaming that on Obama is assanine.

On another note, republicans REFUSE to deal with one important issue regarding food stamps and that is PAY

We should not have people working full time and making BELOW the poverty line. CEO's and the TOP have seen their salaries EXPLODE while lower workers (middle & lower class workers) have stagnated and in some cases declined....all while the cost of living has increased.








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