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Jan 21, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

Via CNS News:

During President Obama’s first term, the amount of participants on food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased approximately 11,130 persons per day.

When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the number of SNAP participants was 31,939,110. That same figure has since jumped to 47,525,329 as of October 2012, the latest month that data are available.

This means that, on average, approximately 11,133 more individuals per day between January 2009 and October 2012 went on food stamps.

CNSNews.com reported earlier this month that the federal government spent a record $80.4 billion on the food stamp program during fiscal year 2012, which was a $2.7 billion increase from FY 2011.

Moreover, federal spending on SNAP has increased every fiscal year that Obama has been in office. In FY 2009—when SNAP was still known as the “Food Stamp” program—the government spent $55.6 billion.

According to an April 2012 report from the Congressional Budget Office, SNAP enrollment increased by 70 percent between 2007 and 2011.