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Food Stamp Rolls in America Now Surpass the Population of Spain

Posted By admin On February 12, 2013 @ 5:52 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Elizabeth Harrington
CNS News [1]
Feb 12, 2013

Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain.

“Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity,” said [2] Obama [2] during his first joint session address to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009.

Since then, the number of participants enrolled in food stamps, known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), has risen substantially.

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/food-stamp-rolls-america-now-surpass-population-spain

[2] said: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-of-President-Barack-Obama-Address-to-Joint-Session-of-Congress

[3] Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/food-stamp-rolls-to-grow-through-2014-cbo-says.html

[4] Two Americans Added to Food Stamp Rolls for Every Job Administration Says It Created: http://www.prisonplanet.com/two-americans-added-to-food-stamp-rolls-for-every-job-administration-says-it-created.html

[5] Food Stamp Rolls Continue to Rise: http://www.prisonplanet.com/food-stamp-rolls-continue-to-rise.html

[6] Obama Spends 3 Million to Increase Food Stamp Rolls: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-spends-3-million-to-increase-food-stamp-rolls.html

[7] Federal Food Stamp Program Spent Record $80.4B in FY 2012: http://www.prisonplanet.com/federal-food-stamp-program-spent-record-80-4b-in-fy-2012.html

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