Growth of food stamps 75 times faster than job growth in America
by: J. D. Heyes
Monday, September 30, 2013
Some 40 years after the so-called “war on poverty” was begun by liberal Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson, not only has poverty not been eliminated, but in terms of the percentage of the American population living in poverty, it has actually increased.
Yet, utopian master planners in government and public policy insist that the “war” must go on, as evidenced by the massive number of Americans added to public assistance rolls since Barack Obama became president.
Welfare growing much faster than work
In fact, despite the president’s claims that his policies are creating “good-paying jobs,” the opposite is true, and the proof is in the numbers. According to The Weekly Standard, which cited government statistics compiled by the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.):
With the latest jobs report, it is now the case that “Under Obama, Food Stamp Growth [Is] 75 Times Greater Than Job Creation,” according to statistics compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee. “For Every Person Added to Jobs Rolls Since January 2009, 75 People Added To Food Stamp Rolls.”