14 Million More on Food Stamps Under Obama
One of the clearest and most immediate shorthand economic barometers voters use to determine how Main Street America is doing--food stamp enrollments--casts a pall over Obama's reinvigorated claims of yet another "recovery summer."
When Obama entered office in Jan. 2009, 31.9 million individuals received food stamp benefits. As of Mar. 2014 (the latest available data reported by the Department of Agriculture), 46,097,719 people received food stamps.
In Dec. 2013, food stamp enrollments fell below 47 million for the first time in over a year and have edged lower each consecutive month this year.