From the Wall Street Journal:
The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.
It’ll grow until 2017, at least, unless we rid ourselves of Obama this November. Though some people are starting to sound rather hopeful in that regard.
Obama has been an utter catastrophe for the United States – you take Johnson, Nixon and Carter, roll them in to one huge, nauseating political ball and you won’t get the disaster which is President Obama. I honestly don’t think that Obama cares for America – not for the America that we Americans live in. He has this vision of an entirely different America; something alien to our experience and against our finest ideals. An America of socialist “rights” is what Obama wants – a right to government support, a right to not work, a right to be in school for decades, a right to retire early, a right to an abortion, a right to all the sex we can stand; and, of course, since he’s from Chicago, a right to political payoffs if you are properly connected to the elite…but no right to free speech, no right to worship God, no right to bear arms…
I am in good spirits, though – disgusted with things as they are, but still feeling confident. I do believe we are awake. Underneath the relentless MSM propaganda for Obama the real fight is going on…with patriots working hard to defeat Obama and these patriots will not be denied. We’ll see how things come out – but on November 7th, I suspect we who love America will be highly pleased with the election results.
Hat tip to Zero Hedge, which notes a real oddity about it:
…After last month the data for April food stamp recipients indicated the we may, just may, be reaching an inflection point in the foodstamp participation following a mere 60 thousand jump in those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), today’s just released data confirmed that the BLS and BEA may have had a hand or two when determining this latest data series. Because the just announced jump in foodstamp usage of over 1.1 million entirely out of the blue…
…But wait, there’s more. Digging into the numbers reveals something pecuiliar: virtually the entire surge in monthly SNAP participation is due to one state alone: Alabama, which saw those living on foodstamps jump from 868K to 1.762MM…
The fact that this many people are on food stamps is bad…but the indication of data manipulation is worse. I ask the question: Is the Obama Administration fudging the data to make the economic picture look better, and only correcting the data when it becomes so bad there’s no way around it?
It isn’t just here – almost invariably, each week the previous week’s first time claims for unemployment are revised upwards. Almost invariably, when new unemployment rate data is released there is a reduction in labor-force participation. Both of these actions tend to help Obama. Experts I’ve read indicate that if labor force participation was in line with what we’ve seen over the past ten years, the unemployment rate would be above 11%. Imagine for a moment what the political picture would look like here in August of 2011 if unemployment was officially at 11% and figured to go higher all through the rest of the year…there would be a stampede for the exits away from Obama. He’d be a lame duck…Democrats would just be trying to protect themselves, and a genuine (as opposed to fringe) primary challenger to Obama would become possible.
The political facts of life are that even if unemployment is above 7% in November of 2012, it will be hard for Obama to secure re-election. Every point higher magnifies Obama’s difficulty…and getting above 10% makes it just about impossible for Obama to win, even if we nominated a Paul/Huntsman ticket. I’m really starting to smell a rat here…a manipulation of data in order to make it appear that things aren’t that bad, thus giving Obama his chance to win. The data can be adjusted towards reality after the election…and whether Obama has won or lost won’t matter at that point.
Congress should investigate this. This is what “oversight” is for: to ensure that the Executive Branch is carrying out its duties in accordance with law. We need to know if we’re being lied to for Obama’s political benefit.