The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known as "food stamps" has been one of the bright spots of the Obama Administration. As of November 2012 the number of Americans receiving food stamps rose to 47,692,896. Today we're boldly and confidently moving toward the 50 million mark.
|Population of Spain=46,815,916|
|Population of South Korea=50 million|
Well before summer, if all goes well we'll be feeding people in numbers equivalent to the entire population of South Korea with the US Department of Agriculture's SNAP program. Between January 2009 and November 2012, SNAP added 11,300 people each day to its rolls
To bring this home to numbers that you can get your arms around, since President Obama took office, he added numbers equivalent to the entire population of the City of St. Louis, Missouri to SNAP every month.
Or we add a the numerical equivalent of the entire population of the City of Chicago every eight months. No matter how you chose to slice it, that's a lot of people.
All of the money to pay for that is borrowed and we continue to borrow in order to provide that free benefit.