Guest post by Joe Hoft
Under Obama Food Stamps are at an all time high.
According to Bloomberg, the number of participants on food stamps reached all-time highs during the Obama administration. Nearly 46 million Americans, which is roughly one-seventh of the entire US population, were on food stamps last October.
Even though eligibility rules remained unchanged during the recession, annual spending for the program, administered by states with federal dollars, more than doubled in five years to a record $76.1 billion in 2013.
In 2008, the year before Obama took over the Presidency, there were 28 million Americans on food stamps and it was costing the country $37.6 billion. In 2015 under Obama, the number of individuals had increased to 46 million Americans with a total cost of $74.0 billion.
Every year of Obama’s presidency the number of people and the cost to taxpayers for food stamps was higher than any year prior to the Obama years. Like all of the other social programs administered by the federal government, there have been more people on food stamps at higher costs under Obama than at any other time in history.
Trump’s inauguration can’t get here soon enough.