Gingrich: “Obama’s The Best Food-Stamp President in American History”

1x1.trans Gingrich: Obamas The Best Food Stamp President in American History”According to the USDA, the number of Americans using Food Stamps via the Supplemental nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), rose in December of 2011 to a now-historic high of 46,514,238, an increase of more than a quarter million Americans from November’s new revised total of 46,286,316.

That means 1 in 7 Americans is on Food Stamps, the highest since Obama took office, prompting Newt Gingrich to refer to Obama as “the best food-stamp president in American history.”

The government spent $6.22 billion on Food Stamps in December, with participation in the program up 5.5% from a year earlier. Zero Hedge reported last November that all states have seen at least a 3% sequential increase in food stamp usage.

According to a USDA pdf report: “The Face of SNAP Participants”, in 2010, application data showed the following breakdown:1x1.trans Gingrich: Obamas The Best Food Stamp President in American History”

* 34% were whites;
* 22% were African-Americans;
* 16% were Hispanic;
* 3% were Asian; and
* 4% were Native American.
* For 20%, race/ethnicity was not reported.

Many SNAP participants had jobs.

Nearly 30 percent of SNAP households had earnings and 41 percent of all SNAP participants lived in a household that had earnings. Jobs were the primary source of income for most of these households.

Most SNAP participants were children, elderly or disabled.

* Nearly half (47 percent) were under age 18;
* 8 percent were age 60 or older.
* Nearly 20 percent of SNAP households contained a person with disabilities.

One of the most important transformations over the last 20 years is a fundamental shift in income from welfare to work. In 1990, 42 percent of all SNAP households received cash welfare benefits and only 19 percent had earnings. In 2010, only 8 percent received cash welfare, while 30 percent had earnings.

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