Economics @ ITT

Gingrich Defends Calling Barack Obama “Food Stamp President”

Posted in economics, Income Redistribution, macroeconomics, Policy Issues by ittecon on May 16, 2011

One last point: The number of food stamp beneficiaries had started to head upward under Bush, partly because of more aggressive efforts to get eligible Americans to apply for benefits, and partly because of changes in the rules that had the effect of broadening eligibility. The experts we spoke to agreed that both policies began under Bush but were retained by Obama.

Article: PolitiFact | Newt Gingrich defends calling Barack Obama “food stamp president”


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