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Did you know that Bush put more people on food stamps than Obama has?

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/01/21 23:02:36
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  • Jenn 2012/01/21 23:09:46
    No, I didn't know that.
    Jenn
    +6
    I don't know if thats true..but you have to remember George Bush spent eight years in office, Obama's only been in office for three years up to this point.

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  • ETpro 2012/01/23 01:00:24
    Yes, I knew that.
    ETpro
    +1
    Of course, and those that went on them in the last 3 years did so because Bush and the GOP wrecked the economy back in 2007 and have been standing in the way of fixing it, hoping they can blame Obama and get their hands on the wheel so they can wreck it again. And economy in crisis means a everything is available at fire-sale prices for the billionaires like the Waltons, the Koch Brothers, T. Boone Pickens and such -- the billionaires that set GOP policy.
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/01/22 18:04:13
    Yes, I knew that.
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +1
    No surprise there, Bush sucked!
  • A Founding Father 2012/01/22 09:33:01
    No, I didn't know that.
    A Founding Father
    +1
    I didn't know that, not being a student of such thing. Thanks for posting the thought, and you should add your source so that anyone interested can examine the numbers. Newt
    will have to face the data when he has those "debates" with BO.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ A Found... 2012/01/23 01:07:20
  • SourDiesel 2012/01/22 08:36:13
    Yes, I knew that.
    SourDiesel
    He spent more than $1.4 billion his last year in office.
  • wildcat 2012/01/22 06:39:03
    No, I didn't know that.
    wildcat
    but what is wrong with the use of food stamps going up. You would perhaps prefer starving Americans?
  • Wonder Woman 2012/01/22 06:35:15
  • sjalan 2012/01/22 03:56:16
    Yes, I knew that.
    sjalan
    +1
    And he did it within the last 6 months of his presidency.
  • keymanjim 2012/01/22 03:22:56 (edited)
    No, I didn't know that.
    keymanjim
    +2
    Okay, I’ve crunched the numbers and here is what I came up with using the data from this site:

    http://frac.org/reports-and-r...



    Food stamp usage when President Bush took office: 17,233,864

    Food stamp usage at 12/2006 (before the democrats took over Congress): 26,236,031

    Total increase: 9,002,167

    Average increase per year: 1,500,361

    Total for 12/2008 (Bush’s last year): 31,784,453

    Total increase: 5,548,422

    Average increase per year: 2,774,211

    Total for 12/2010 (two years into obama’s term): 44,082,324

    Total increase: 12,297,871

    Average increase pre year: 6,148,936



    So, obama with a democrat congress increased food stamp usage 2.21 times faster than President Bush with a democrat congress and 4.1 times faster than President Bush with a Republican congress.



    It’s clear that we need more Republicans in office.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ keymanjim 2012/01/22 03:51:27
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    Gingrich would have been correct to say the number now on food aid is historically high. The number stood at 46,224,722 persons as of October, the most recent month on record. And it's also true that the number has risen sharply since Obama took office.

    But Gingrich goes too far to say Obama has put more on the rolls than other presidents. We asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition service for month-by-month figures going back to January 2001. And they show that under President George W. Bush the number of recipients rose by nearly 14.7 million. Nothing before comes close to that.

    And under Obama, the increase so far has been 14.2 million. To be exact, the program has so far grown by 444,574 fewer recipients during Obama's time in office than during Bush's.
    http://fwd4.me/0kb8
  • keymanjim ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/01/22 04:08:16
    keymanjim
    +1
    If you compare two years to eight then the numbers will always swing your way.
    But, if you put them on a level standard, like a per annum average, you find the obama with a democrat majority in congress increased food stamp participation 221% faster than Bush with a democrat congress and 410% faster than Bush with a republican congress.
    So, although Gingrich is incorrect in his statement if you look at the overall time in office, he is correct if you look at the per annum average.
  • A Found... keymanjim 2012/01/22 09:41:05 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    And, what does all of that mean in terms of human need and suffering? Who should be cut from the program, who will choose the ones that can have and the ones that can't? Is this an issue that makes the current President a hero for feeding the hungry?
  • A Found... keymanjim 2012/01/22 09:38:10 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    And, with more Republicans in office do you think they would hear the cries of a hungry baby or an elderly couple in Appalachia? The great depression began in 2006 and collapsed the economy in the third quarter of 2008, with unemployment growing steadily worse ever since. Now, how many starving Americans would these "more Republicans" think was a good number?
  • Sunnydaydreamer 2012/01/22 02:14:12
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    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
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  • Sunnyda... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/01/22 03:38:09
  • lm1b2 2012/01/22 02:03:33
    No, I didn't know that.
    lm1b2
    +1
    Neither did the Republicans evidently!
  • jimbo999 2012/01/22 01:15:50
    Yes, I knew that.
    jimbo999
  • lauren dull 2012/01/22 00:52:18
    No, I didn't know that.
    lauren dull
    +1
    Proof Please.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ lauren ... 2012/01/22 01:13:15
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +2
    FactCheck.org has looked into Newt Gingrich’s claim that Barack Obama had put more people on Food Stamps than any President in American history and has found that it was false. More people we put on the EBT debit card program that replaced Food Stamps under George W. Bush than Obama. http://fwd4.me/0kb0
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/01/21 23:43:06
    No, I didn't know that.
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    I didn't know that but if it ends up being true it would not surprise me in the slightest. Bush was a progressive, the federal government doubled in size under his watch.
  • Jenn 2012/01/21 23:09:46
    No, I didn't know that.
    Jenn
    +6
    I don't know if thats true..but you have to remember George Bush spent eight years in office, Obama's only been in office for three years up to this point.
  • keymanjim Jenn 2012/01/21 23:42:46
    keymanjim
    +2
    Not to mention the last two years he had the dems in congress actively working against him.
  • Darkitec keymanjim 2012/01/22 01:23:47
    Darkitec
    +2
    I don't believe the opening statement to be fact, but you've both stated the points I was going to suggest could be possible for the distortions that have been manipulated to claim this belief.
  • keymanjim Darkitec 2012/01/22 03:24:20
    keymanjim
    +1
    I posted some numbers above that just blows this thread to hell.
  • Darkitec keymanjim 2012/01/22 04:14:46
    Darkitec
    +1
    One of my construction lists I follow had an article on food stamps recipients recently and the numbers there don't align with this question's premise at all. The numbers showed a steady rise under Ford and Carters terms, they showed that during Regan they went way down, I was some what surprised to see that During Clinton the went up and then back down with the republican controlled congress. but during both Bush administrations they went up nearly matching the previous Carter, Clinton highs. no where near as much as they've climbed under Obama but, up none the less.
  • ETpro Jenn 2012/01/23 01:03:25
    ETpro
    It's the damage Bush did in those eight years that is still depressing the economy today. Remember the last time we let the GOP do what they wanted with the economy for several decades we got the Great Depression. It took 11 years to fix that train crash.
  • Jenn ETpro 2012/01/23 01:17:22
    Jenn
    I'm just wondering how many years its going to take us to get over the damage thats this President is causing..Will it never end ? It will take a long time.. even then, it will have to be a President that loves our country and definitely one that respects our rights as a people as well as our constitution.. I love this country,but to be honest I'm really scared for our future and the future of our children.
  • Evil 1 2012/01/21 23:08:13
    No, I didn't know that.
    Evil 1
    +3
    And where is the proof to back up this statement? If you cannot provide viable sources to prove your accusations then it is nothing more than unsubstantiated, untrue, worthless rhetoric.
  • Rusty S... Evil 1 2012/01/21 23:10:06
    Rusty Shackleford
    +3
    This is what is meant by the term "Drive By Media", throw out an accusation with no supporting data and drive off before anyone knows what hit them.
  • Evil 1 Rusty S... 2012/01/21 23:11:38
    Evil 1
    +2
    This poster is an expert at it! LOL
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Rusty S... 2012/01/22 01:14:14
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    FactCheck.org has looked into Newt Gingrich’s claim that Barack Obama had put more people on Food Stamps than any President in American history and has found that it was false. More people we put on the EBT debit card program that replaced Food Stamps under George W. Bush than Obama. http://fwd4.me/0kb0
  • LADY LI... Rusty S... 2012/01/22 01:15:37
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    THANKS, RUSTY-MY DEAR FRIEND!
  • Rebel Yell Evil 1 2012/01/21 23:44:45
    Rebel Yell
    +3
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition service for month-by-month figures go back to January 2001. And they show that under President George W. Bush the number of recipients rose by nearly 14.7 million. Nothing before comes close to that. And under Obama, the increase so far has been 14.2 million. To be exact, the program has so far fewer 444,574 fewer recipients during Obama's time in office than during Bush's
    The number getting food stamps declined by 43,528 in October. And the economy has improved since then.
  • keymanjim Rebel Yell 2012/01/21 23:52:57
    keymanjim
    Can you share that link with us?
  • Evil 1 Rebel Yell 2012/01/22 02:53:20
    Evil 1
    Provide the link to that source.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Evil 1 2012/01/22 01:14:00
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    FactCheck.org has looked into Newt Gingrich’s claim that Barack Obama had put more people on Food Stamps than any President in American history and has found that it was false. More people we put on the EBT debit card program that replaced Food Stamps under George W. Bush than Obama. http://fwd4.me/0kb0
  • Evil 1 ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/01/22 03:04:37
    Evil 1
    +1
    FactCheck.org? About as reliable as Snopes as they are both owned by left leaning individuals. Care to provide a viable source such as something from the Department of Health and Human Services that track the actual numbers which are considered credible. Also I would like to see what, if the information you site has any validity whatsoever, as to HHR's reasoning for the increase from stamps to EBT cards was. What fueled it? Was it third and fourth generation recipients going onto the ranks because they were no longer covered under their parents relief? Exactly what were the reasons for the increases, if they even happened at all which I have reservations as to the validity of this accusation.
  • LADY LI... Evil 1 2012/01/22 01:22:51
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    THANKS, EVIL1!

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