Theodore's World: 61 Million Americans Voted for Obama, 47 Million Americans are on Food Stamps

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November 14, 2012

61 Million Americans Voted for Obama, 47 Million Americans are on Food Stamps

61 Million Americans Voted for Obama, 47 Million Americans are on Food Stamps

by Daniel Greenfield

The fascinating question would be to what extent these two sets of numbers overlap. What percentage of the Obama vote came from people on public assistance?

As a number of blogs have already noted, these figures, like the Petraeus resignation, were held back until after the election. They are probably part of a large list of figures that weren’t ready to be released until after the election. And we’re going to be seeing more and more of those over the next few weeks.

While the report is ordinarily released at either the end of the month, or no later than the first or second day of the following month, the Obama administration waited until November 9, a full three days after the election to announce the number of Americans currently receiving food stamps.

After seeing the data, it is not surprising why the administration delayed the report…

By the end of August 2012 (the most recent data), there were 47.1 million Americans on food stamps, a new all-time record high.

Another 420,947 Americans were added to the food stamp rolls from the previous month of July, representing the largest monthly increase in a year.

That’s almost half-a-million people in one month. In a recovery? You betcha. If we recover anymore, we’ll all be on food stamps.

What’s fascinating though is that food stamp use is now approaching the scale where that base alone can win elections.

Wild Thing's comment.......................

I would add 61 million idiots and America haters.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 14, 2012 02:42 AM


It's all about Free Cheese.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world’s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.

Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle Of Democracy (1770)

Posted by: BobF at November 14, 2012 09:56 AM