The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.
Spending for the program, not including administrative costs, rose to $72 billion in 2011, up from $30 billion four years earlier. The CBO projected that one in seven U.S. residents received food stamps last year.
Good grief, is it any wonder why Barack Obama is trying to divide and deflect as a political strategy for 2012 reelection? If he actually ran on his record he would be rode out of town on a rail. What a pathetic weak recovery due to nothing more than the policies and socialist Obama agenda.