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Monday, January 21, 2013

Food Stamp Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day During Obama's First Term

By Susan Duclos

Via CNS News who obtains the data from Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP).

During President Obama’s first term, the number of persons taking federal food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased by approximately 11,133 persons per day.

When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the number of SNAP recipients was 31,939,110. By October 2012, the latest month reported, they had jumped to 47,525,329.

That means the food stamp program grew by an of approximately 11,133 recipients per day from January 2009 to October 2012.

Newt Gingrich was right, Barack Obama is the food stamp president.

This comes on the heels of the previous report showing that from January 2009 until December 2012 workforce labor participation rate has decreased from 65.7 percent to 63.6 percent, a loss of 8,332,000 from the nation's  workforce. Labor participation is at it's lowest since Ronald Reagan took over from Jimmy Carter in 1981.

Add the two articles together we see who many of the new food stamp recipients are.