During the Republican primaries, Newt Gingrich was accused of using racial overtones by referring to President Obama as the “Food Stamp President”.
Apparently both facts and reality, are also racist.
Zero Hedge has reported on a fun fact about Obama’s reign as President – For every job created since he took office, roughly 21 people have gone on food stamps.
… since his inauguration, the US has generated just 841,000 jobs through November 2012, a number is more than dwarfed by the 17.3 million new foodstamps and disability recipients added to the rolls in the past 4 years. And since the start of the depression in December 2007, America has seen those on foodstamps and disability increase by 21.8 million, while losing 3.6 million jobs. End result: total number of foodstamp recipients as of November: 47.7 million, an increase of 141,000 from the prior month, and reversing the brief downturn in October, while total US households on foodstamps just hit an all time record of 23,017,768, an increase of 73,952 from the prior month. The cost to the government to keep these 23 million households content and not rising up? $281.21 per month per household.
To be precise, 20.57 new food stamp recipients for each job (841,000 net jobs vs 17.3 million new food stamp recipients).
Gingrich, in his campaign rhetoric, said in regards to the President that, “His failed economic policies have forced more Americans to apply for food stamps than any president in history.”
“I think he doesn’t want to defend his record of killing jobs. He doesn’t want to defend his record of putting people on food stamps,” Gingrich said. ”But paychecks vs. food stamps is a totally legitimate choice to offer the American people and one which I am determined to make a major part of the fall campaign.
Unfortunately we’ll never know what could have happened had America chosen a President who prefers jobs to food stamps. This is the new New Deal.