Fox News And
The GOP Are Wrong:
Red States Use The Most
January 29, 2012By Sarah Jones
You probably recall reaching for your barf bag when Newt Gingrich called President Obama the “food stamp” president who doesn’t like to work. Much worse than being on food stamps, Newt was a lobbyist and you know people choose that lifestyle whereas poor people do not chose to starve. Of course, that’s the level of discourse you get in a Republican debate. Fear not, Newt also volunteered to take it to the NAACP to explain to the African American community how he would be a paycheck president instead of a food stamp president, demonstrating that he is misinformed as to who is actually on food stamps in addition to who put them there and also how many people are enrolling for food stamps.
Needless to say, it’s not true that Obama enrolled more people on food stamps than any other president. In fact, more recipients were added to the food stamp rolls under Bush than under Obama according to FactCheck.
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.
CONTINUED HERE; http://www.politicususa.com/en/fox-news-food-stamps
Mississippi reported the largest share of its population relying on food stamps, more than 21%. One in five residents in New Mexico, Tennessee, Oregon and Louisiana also were food stamp recipients.
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WOULDN’T IT BE NICE IF THE REPUGS COULD AT LEAST MAKE AN EFFORT
TO TELL THE TRUTH AND GET THE FACTS BEFORE THEY GO SHOOTING OFF
THEIR MOUTHS ABOUT THINGS THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT???