First Term: Food Stamp Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day Under Obama

January 21, 2013

During President Obama's first term, the number of persons taking federal food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased by approximately 11,133 persons per day.

When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the number of SNAP recipients was 31,939,110. By October 2012, the latest month reported, they had jumped to 47,525,329.

That means the food stamp program grew by an of approximately 11,133 recipients per day from January 2009 to October 2012.

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