From CNN: Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in May, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
The number of Americans using the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- more commonly referred to as food stamps -- shot to an all-time high of 45.8 million in May, the USDA reported. That's up 12% from a year ago, and 34% higher than two years ago.
The program provides monthly benefits to low-income individuals and families, which they can use at stores that accept SNAP benefits.
To qualify for food stamps, an individual's income can't exceed $1,174 a month or $14,088 a year -- an amount that is 130% of the national poverty level.
The average food stamp benefit was $133.80 per person and $283.65 per household in May.
In the two years Obama has been president, there has been a 34% increase in the number of people on food stamps.
Obama was supposed to be the savior of the poor and middle class but he has personally destroyed parts of the middle class and has completely stiffed the poor.
The most frustrating part is that when worked at Wal Mart, I would see all kind of things being bought with food stamps. About the only things not covered is booze, cigarettes and hot food. Porter House steak, yep, crab, yep, shrimp, oh yeah. All courtesy of the taxpayer.
And of course, illegal immigrants are using food stamps and there are many people, especially drug users, who sell their food stamps for pennies on the dollar.
That's not to say the there are people who need food stamps, of course there is but there is also abuse out there as well and having 15% of people on food stamps is nothing to be proud of, either by Obama or those on food stamps.
Anyways, this is just more evidence that Obama's economy sucks and these food stamps are now given to 15% of the U.S. population.
Obama: Worst President ever.
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