Number Of Food Stamp Recipients Increased By 10.7 Million Under Obama
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The number of food stamp recipients in the United States increased by a staggering 32 percent under President Obama, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Agriculture.
Reported by Western Journalism:
In 2009, 33.5 million Americans received food stamp benefits. Nearly eight years later, that number has increased by 10.7 million, amounting to 44.2 million food stamp recipients as of October 2016, the last month reported for fiscal year 2016, Breitbart News reported.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the U.S. population is 324.6 million, so the 44.2 million food stamp recipients represent 13.6 percent of the population, or nearly one out of every seven Americans.
Able-bodied adult food stamp recipients without dependents have been the fastest-growing category of food stamp users under Obama, according to Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Robert Rector.
“In 2008 there were about a million [ABAWDs]. Now they’re at about 4.7 million. This is the most rapid growing part of the caseload,” Rector told Breitbart News in January. “ABAWDs are largely young adults who don’t work or are working off the books and hiding that income. They get a maximum of about $200 a month from the food stamp program.”
Rector, whose report on the issue was published in February, contends that half of able-bodied food stamp recipients don’t even spend their government benefits on food.
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