Food Stamp program up from 35 to $80 billion on Obama’s Watch
And BTW haven’t these EBT Cards been in the news recently, too? Oh, yeah, that’s right. They’re what terrorists like Tamerlan Tsarnaev use to buy bags of Frito Lay when they aren’t blowing chit up, or anything!
Nearly 47 million people – one in seven Americans – rely on food stamps for some or all of their daily sustenance, according to the Department of Agriculture, a number that has grown nearly 70 percent since the financial collapse of 2008.
The increased enrollment has caused costs to soar from $35 billion in 2007 to $80 billion last year, and now lawmakers in both the House and the Senate are targeting program for cuts even as advocates cry foul.
One in seven Americans on Food Stamps, costing billions of tax dollars – in one of he richest nations in the world. That’s unconscionable. Obama needs to back off all the unnecessary regulation and let the American people go.