In the US every day, more people become food stamp recipients than are born

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This is really hard to grasp. So far during Obama’s presidency, the number of food stamp recipients has increased by more than 11,000 per day. This staggering number is more than the number of babies who are born every day. The total number of people on food stamps (48 million) is greater than the population of Spain. Now how is this supposed to be sustainable?

From CNS News:

Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain.

“Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity,” said Obama during his first joint session address to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009.

Since then, the number of participants enrolled in food stamps, known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), has risen substantially.

When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food stamps.  As of November 2012—the most recent data available—there were 47,692,896 Americans enrolled, an increase of 49.3 percent.

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Believe it or not, there are those who think this is a good thing. In their minds, it is a sign that we are helping the less fortunate. But when more people go on government assistance every day than are born, it’s utter failure. We are not helping, rather, we are enabling an entire generation of people to live off of the labor of others. This is not only immoral but it quite literally cannot last. There will come a time when we will no longer be able to borrow the money needed to pay for these massive government programs.