Food Stamps

FactCheck.org has looked into Newt Gingrich’s claim that Barack Obama had put more people on Food Stamps than any President in American history and has found that it was false. More people we put on the EBT debit card program that replaced Food Stamps under George W. Bush than Obama. Gingrich also failed to take […]

With food stamps a target of many Republican politicians when it comes to budget talk discussions, California Rep. Jackie Speier and eight other congressional Democrats are eating on a budget of about $4.50 a day to show solidarity with food stamp recipients who receive $32.59 a week. The personal thrift by many Democrats came about […]

Since the early 1960s, federally-funded food stamps have subsidized America’s food insecurity problem, providing support for some 17 million people in the last year alone. As the program has grown in recent years, everyone from farmer’s markets to fast food chains are vying for a slice of the $65 billion, as more people are demanding […]

A the economy struggles and unemployment increases, many people both employed and unemployed are turning to food stamps. Since 2007, the amount of people who use food stamps has increased by 74% and almost 15% of the population uses food stamps. Reuters reports: Altogether, there are now almost 46 million people in the United States […]