Congressman Shuts Down Gingrich’s Obama “Food Stamp” Claim

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

WASHINGTON-Congressman, Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois addresses former Speaker Of The House and GOP presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich’s claim that Barack Obama was the “Food Stamp President” on the floor of the House floor.

Gutierrez used statistics to show that Obama was not in fact, the “Food Stamp President” and compassion to show that there is nothing wrong with helping struggling people survive.

The Huffington Post reports:

Let’s review — and let’s agree, Republicans and Democrats together — that the numbers don’t lie.

Under the food stamp President:

Spending increased by more than 19 billion.

The number of people using the program increased by nearly 11 million.

And the amount of the benefit increased by a historic amount.

We may not like the facts — but sometimes the truth hurts. [SLIDE 5]

George W. Bush is the Food Stamp President.

Under Food Stamp President George Bush, we spent more money, had more recipients and gave each recipient more money for food.

Read More At The Huffington Post

SEE ALSO:

Landmark Year In Black History, 1967

Black D.A. Frees The Innocent

Join the Conversation! Share and Discuss!

Tags: »

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 652 other followers