Record High Enrollment for Food Stamps: 46,681,833 Million
October 18, 2012
Food stamps enrollment has hit a new record high. 46,681,833 million are now enrolled in the social welfare program, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, the federal department that runs the program.
Here's a chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, outlining the program's enormous growth:
As the chart shows, when President Obama took office, enrollment in the food stamps program was 31.98 million. Now, not even four years later, it's a whopping 46.48 million. (In 2002, as the chart states, "19.1 million Americans received food stamps.")
In fact, the newly released data represents ...