Obama Administration Promotes Food Stamps as Economic Stimulus

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 05:24 AM

By Stephen Feller

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The Obama administration has presided over explosive growth in the use of social-welfare programs, and has promoted food-stamp use as a form of economic stimulus, as the number of jobs in the country decreased sharply, according to The Weekly Standard.

The Standard reported that total spending on the food-stamp program is expected to increase by more than $800 billion during the next 10 years and enrollment already has skyrocketed by 65 percent in the last few years.

The Agriculture Department claimed in promotional materials that each $5 in stamps spent in a community brings almost double that amount of economic activity, with the agency touting that “everyone wins when eligible people take advantage of benefits to which they are entitled.”

The Senate Budget Committee this week released graphics detailing the food-stamp growth, as well as a 17.6 percent increase in disability enrollment and a 19.3 percent increase in Medicaid enrollment, compared with a 0.7 percent decrease in the total number of people employed since Obama took office.

The differences in number of people employed and beneficiaries of social-welfare programs were found by comparing the total number of people holding jobs or participating in a program in 2008 with the number of those doing so in 2012.

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