The federal government spent 21x more on food stamps in 2013 than in 2000, a new report by the Foundation for Government Accountability revealed.
Specifically, federal food stamp spending skyrocketed to $10 billion in 2013 from $462 million in 2000, which according to the FGA represents a rate ten times larger than the growth rate of federal revenue.
The blame for this epidemic partially lies with the reduction in eligibility requirements.
“Federal law generally limits food stamp eligibility for non-disabled childless adults to just three months out of any three-year period unless they meet specified work requirements,” the report read.
“These work requirements have become irrelevant in recent years, however, as states have been given waivers to exempt able-bodied adults from federal work requirements.”
According to The Daily Caller, the Obama administration “granted working requirement waivers to 40 states and partial waivers to another six states.”
As a result, “a record-high 4.9 million able-bodied, childless adults were receiving food stamps” in 2013, while 47 million Americans total collected food stamps in 2014 and 17 million collected them in 2000.
President Barack Hussein Obama loves to cite the disingenuous low unemployment rate to tout how “good” his policies have been for the country, but all the other facts — the ones he conveniently ignores, like say the labor-force participation rate — suggest that the deceiver-in-chief spews nothing but lies.
One in six Americans would not be collecting food stamps if the nation were in the shape that Obama likes to pretend it is.
Nor would we be heading for complete and total bankruptcy …