The United States’ economic recovery continues to put more Americans onto public assistance, instead of back to work. A report by CNS News provides some eye-opening statistics about just how much things have “changed” from four years ago:
During President Obama’s first term, the number of persons taking federal food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased by approximately 11,133 persons per day.
That means the food stamp program grew by an of approximately 11,133 recipients per day from January 2009 to October 2012.
A number of recent articles involving the food stamp or SNAP assistance program shows that millions of Americans are being lured onto the government dole, instead of being allowed to get back to work:
- Those on Food Stamps in America More Than Combined Population of 24 States & D.C.
- Obama Teams Up With Mexican Government to Push Food Stamps
- USDA Promoting Foods Stamp Program By Suggesting Employees Throw Parties
- JP Morgan Makes Bigger Profits When The Number Of Americans On Food Stamps Goes Up
- Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says
- Over 100 Million Now Receiving Federal Welfare
With recoveries like these, who needs the good times? The sad part is that with a Congress that refuses to consider entitlement reform as a part of any debt restructuring, expect to see more scintillating economic numbers like these until progressives are removed from office.