Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Newt Brands Democrats as the Party of Foodstamps

Well I guess you could say that is a fair moniker for the Dems.

He blamed policies by a Democratic Congress and President Barack Obama's administration for pushing the number of people receiving food stamps to historic highs. U.S. Department of Agriculture Data show 41.8 million people were on government nutrition assistance programs in July, up from about 32 million when Obama took office.

Wow that is an 10 million increase in people on food stamps in a little less than 2 years? Now you have to say that the stimulus failed if you have to increase assistance by that much. The idea of the party of the paychecks vs. the party of the food stamps sounds like a pretty good idea. You can also add to the fact that there has been a record increase in poverty on Obama's watch as well.

Underscoring the depth of the recession, a projected 45 million people - or about 15% of the population - were poor last year. In 2008, 13.2% of the country lived in poverty.

The estimated 1.8 percentage-point increase in 2009 is the largest year-to-year uptick since the U.S. started calculating poverty figures in 1959. The previous high came during the 1980 national energy crisis, when the rate soared 1.3 percentage points to 13%.

Perhaps the Dems should be called the "Poverty Party" going forward.

No comments: