NUMBER OF FAMILIES DEPENDING ON FOOD STAMPS AND WELFARE SOARS UNDER OBAMA.
Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich created a flap when he described Barack Obama as the “Food Stamp President.” There were careless accusations from the press and others that this was somehow a racist comment, although getting to that conclusion requires one to make racist assumptions about the beneficiaries of federal entitlement programs. But putting that issue aside, the evidence is overwhelming that dependency on food stamps has increased dramatically under the Obama Administration. This article from Investor’s Business Daily, with its stark graphic illustrations of the facts, leaves no doubt that Gingrich was right on this one. But the other thing the Republican candidates should note is that the growth in food stamp dependency has been steady from Carter to Obama. It doesn’t matter whether the president happens to be a Republican or a Democrat. Obama’s distinction is the incredible increase in the rate growth in dependency. Witness the following: