Newt Gingrich called Barack Obama “The Food Stamp President.” In answer to this Obama said that food stamp usage did not go up dramatically under him it went up under George Bush. It‘s Bush’s fault…..waaaaaah.
Here is what the USDA shows:
Before we say that under Republicans people just do not get taken care of we should know that Obama also said that people become ‘eligible’ for food stamps. Presidents do not “put them on” food stamps. Of course people become eligible when the economy is poor.