The Food Stamp President …
October 11, 2012 1 Comment
Originally posted on Tarpon's Swamp:
The Senate Budget Committee Republican staff under Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Thursday released a chart that should have you worried:
“The numbers reflect the change in the total number of people employed and the total number of people on the two largest federal welfare programs, as well as Social Security Disability Insurance, between 2008 and 2012,” the senator’s report explains.
“The employment figure was derived using the total nonfarm and seasonally adjusted number of people employed in December of 2008 (134.4 million) and the number of people employed in September 2012 (133.5 million) as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” the report adds.
The senator’s office also explains that the number of people on food stamps and Medicaid was derived by comparing the number of people on both programs in 2008 (as reported by each agency) and the number the CBO expects to be on each program…
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