The Obama Record: 1 in 7 on Foodstamps – 1 in 16 on Disability – 1 in 12 Out of Work

The Obama Record:
** 1 in 7 Americans is on food stamps
** 1 in 16 Americans is on disability

(Frugal Cafe)

Under Barack Obama food stamp use has soared.
Democrats believe it’s one of the great American success stories.
Heritage reported:

One in seven Americans is on food stamps. According to the left, this high rate of participation is part of what makes America exceptional. So boasts liberal political commentator Alan Colmes in Monday’s Wall Street Journal op-ed “How Democrats Made America Exceptional.”

Since the food stamps program began in the 1960s, the participation rate has soared from roughly one in 20 Americans to where it is today. Apparently, this is the liberal idea of progress.

And so anxious are they to make even greater strides that the Department of Agriculture was busily working to recruit more participants.

But that’s not all.
Under Barack Obama, a record one in sixteen Americans is collecting federal disability insurance payments today.
Another Obama record.
CNS News reported:

The Social Security Administration has released new data revealing that 8,786,049 American workers are collecting federal disability insurance payments in September. That sets yet another record for the number of Americans on disability.

The 8,786,049 workers taking federal disability in September is a net increase of 18,108 from the 8,767,941 workers who took federal disability in August.

Over the past 45 years, the number of American workers taking federal disability payments has increased four-fold relative to the number actually working.

In August 1967, 74,767,000 Americans were working (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and 1,152,861 were taking federal disability insurance (according to the Social Security Administration). That means that at that time there were about 65 Americans working for each worker collecting disability.

In August 2012, 142,101,000 Americans were working and 8,767,941 were on disability–meaning there were only 16.2 people working for each person collecting disability.

And don’t forget – He’s also the worst jobs president since the Great Depression. Today with an 8.3% unemployment rate more than 1 in 12 Americans is out of work.
No wonder they want to talk about Mitt Romney’s taxes.

It’s hard to see how a society can continue to prosper with numbers like these.

UPDATE: Here is another related chart from Victoria Taft:

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  • Finncrisp

    We all know(wink) that food stamps and disability are fueling the Summers of Recovery under Barry’s reign. This creates so many jobs, just not yet…

    Misery is not to be celebrated. This creep must go.

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  • Limousine Barry

    Let me be clear, this shows that my economic plans worked… to impoverish Americans!

    If I can keep these types of numbers up all Americans will be dependent on Food Stamps! They will be so dependent on the government that they will vote for Me!

    May your gas prices go higher and your jobs go lower! Have an nice Hope and Spare-change 0bamaDay!

  • dw dude

    he told us who he was and yet few believed him, most believed the hype. thankfully the spirit of the tea party in voters crushed the democrats in the last election. just imagine if the democrats had both houses over the last two years, we would already be under a full blown economic meltdown. let’s finish the job and take the senate too…

  • crackermike

    I think I’m on the verge of becoming an economic slave to the welfare and disability slugs. They have learned they can vote themselves free money and are doing it. Of course, that mentality cannot understand it’s possible to kill the goose and stop the golden eggs. If Obama wins this election, (especially if he cheats to do it) there will be civil war. I won’t put up with being bled dry by parasites and then being called greedy and racist by those very parasites. They want more than 1/2 of my labor and call ME greedy for wanting to keep at least 1/2, while they don’t work and mandate Government seizure of my labor. Thieves calling their own victims greedy.

  • iamsaved

    When assessing the electorate and who the potential voters are, Romney’s comment that 47% of the population that’s receiving government entitlements won’t vote for someone who is talking about taking away or reducing those entitlements actually didn’t go far enough. He should have also stated that 92% of the blacks who racially voted for Obama will not be potential Republican voters and 70% of the Hispanics who voted for Obama thinking he’d legalize illegal immigration won’t be Republican voters either. His point, I believe was, why pander to those populations? They’re not going to change their minds.

    Based on the statistics given in this blog post, it’s easy to see what the liberal’s agenda is – get the whole litter of pigs sucking at the government teat and you’ll have them eating out of your hand when it comes to election time.

  • Finncrisp

    It actually gets worse. Public union growth is skyrocketing; we pay for the workers, their union dues, and attack ads against- us. All with our tax dollars. This is socialist/marxist perpetual motion!

    Barry’s solution is to raise all taxes so their is even more money for this “party” as the private workforce shrinks. Diabolical…

  • Joe College

    There is a new website that un-skewers the polling data by removing added bias. This article introduces the site…

    Here is the site…

    It shows every recent poll favors Romney in a very big way once the pro-Dem bias is taken out of the sample. Remember, the leader in the polling collects the most donation money. That is why it pays to skewer them, especially if you have the goons to pull that off.

  • Morgan

    The truth is many more could get food stamps:

    –my son who’s back home job searching, my neighbor’s son who is doing the same, and my niece who is substitute teaching and working at Target because she cannot get a teaching position .All are eligible, even if living with someone who’s not…

    There are many underemployed who won’t take it, but may wind up on the dole.

  • Radegunda

    Yes, the numbers are bad. And so is the graphic: it’s designed to make the Obama number appear 5 times as high as the Bush number, when it’s actually less than twice as high.

    We’d say it was deceptive if the other side did it. We shouldn’t do it either.

  • lizzy84

    via Doug Ross @ Journal
    oBama’s Hidden Bread Lines….@ Trevor Loudon’s NZ blog

    Bill Sardi says it best:
    The bread lines of yesterday are the Food Stamps of today. In the 1950s Russian people stood in bread lines for hours. It was the best way to control the people and keep them from overthrowing the government. Hungry and tired from standing in bread lines, they would never pose much of a threat to the government.

    Now you might begin to guess why Americans are being impoverished in a seemingly intentional manner. Wealth is being transferred to the elites and in 5 years the trillions of dollars in savings accounts will erode in value by ~50%. Government knows there will be unrest. Government has squandered the American dream for its citizens by its paper money printing policies. This has allowed politicians to promise what they cannot possibly deliver. If you are beholden to the federal government for Food Stamps, just how much of a protest do you think you will be able to launch against the government?

    This is now personal for each and every one of us, whether you have a job or not.
    Even if you are prepared with some food set aside, this affects you.
    No one wants America to devolve into barbarism in the streets, where others take what you have and kill any and all who get in their way.
    That is where this path leads for all of us.
    Right now, many of us are counting pennies wondering how we will make it to the next paycheck.
    You are not alone in this fight.
    This next election IS the most important one of our lifetime.
    If Romney wins, it won’t be a walk in the park.
    If Obama wins, it will be a stroll in hell.
    Behold Obama’s hidden bread lines and the future of America if we don’t stop this and fast.

  • RL

    Er, food stamps, unemployment, all ARE the jobs. It is such hard work getting off the couch to go stand in line. Rough work hauling the free bb chips and soft drinks home.

    Doncha know?


  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Democrats believe it’s one of the great American success stories.

    It is, if the goal is more government control over the citizenry.

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  • MicahStone

    The Obama Record: 1 in 7 on Foodstamps – 1 in 16 on Disability – 1 in 12 Out of Work…

    “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan, and it worked…that’s why I’m running for a second term.” – Barack Hussein Obama, The WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY and a devout radical marxist/socialist /communist extremist, 23 July 2012.

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  • Chris W.

    What does this story have to do with Snooki’s baby, Kate Middleton’s boobs, or Dancing with the Stars? I don’t care about this!

    /average American, sad but true

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