- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 25, 2013

For every job the White House claims to have created — 7.2 million now — two more Americans were added to the nation’s food stamp program, federal statistics reveal.

In January of 2009, more than 32 million Americans received help from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which doles out food stamps. In April 2013, that number grew to almost 48 million. That means almost 16 million more American have jumped on the food stamp bandwagon since President Obama took office in 2008, Breitbart reported.

Meanwhile, the White House most recently claimed the creation of 7.2 million jobs, Breitbart reported.

Do the math: The ratio of food stamp recipients to job creation under Mr. Obama since 2008 is 2-to-1.

Meanwhile, Breitbart reported, an estimated 9.5 million workers have dropped from the labor force — given up on their job searches — since Mr. Obama assumed the White House. Another 1.6 million signed up to collect disability insurance, Breitbart said.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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