Thursday, November 15, 2012
If all 47 million food stamp recipients voted for Obama, it would account for 75.4% of his 62.3 million votes
Food stamps rolls have grown by nearly 50% - by more than 15 million recipients - under the Obama administration. During that same time, the unemployment rate has stayed the same. Either those outside of the workforce have been decimated by the Obama economy or this administration is making a conscious effort to get more Americans reliant on government. Or both. Welfare programs now cost taxpayers a record-high $750 billion. While government "charity" has grown, so has poverty - and so has the Democrats' poll numbers. If citizens vote in their own personal, short-term interests, with 49% of the population receiving some sort of federal aid, Republicans will never win another election.