Look, if Obama was White and didn't speak as well while lying to the American people, he would be 30 points behind in this election with his record. Class ware fare by him has kept the race close.
There are a lot of people out there who know nothing (or care) about the serious issues facing this country. But they will vote for Obama regardless because he speaks well and is Black.
Record High Enrollment for Food Stamps: 46,681,833 Million
12:51 PM, Oct 16, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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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 enrollment in July (the last month for which data is available). Assuming the program remained on its projected path, the number of those enrolled in food stamps is likely now larger by several hundreds of thousands.
"USDA has engaged in an aggressive outreach and promotional campaign to boost food stamp enrollment. Among these efforts are an ongoing partnership with the Mexican government to advertise food stamps to Mexican nationals, migrant workers, and non-citizen immigrants. Partly as a result of these efforts, the number of non-citizens on food stamps has quadrupled since 2001," explains the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee.
And the cost, the committee explains, is astronomical. "Total spending on food stamps is projected to reach nearly $800 billion over the next 10 years, with no fewer than 1 in 9 people on the program at any given time. Neither food stamp participation nor spending on the program are ever projected to return to pre-recession levels at any point in the next 10 years."
The middle class has been demoted to lower class since the Reagan trickle down vodoo economics. The Great Recession caused by the one percent plutocrats had not helped.
Thanks to the compassion of Barack, the lower class are not hungry and can fall back on the Food Stamp program to feed their children. Thanks to the American voters in 2008, these 47% are not on their own as would be if sketch etcher has his way.
In the baseball playoffs, the tie goes to the runner. In debates, ties are decided by the moderator and that’s what happened during the Tuesday night presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. CNN’s Candy Crowley made her presence felt as a moderator in a major way on two points, but none larger than the issue of Libya.
The terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and four others in Benghazi has become a sore point for Obama, but Crowley made sure she called Romney out before Obama could tag him.
When Romney said Obama had not called the attack an act of terror for 14 days, Crowley interrupted and said: “It -- it -- it -- he did in fact, sir. So let me -- let me call it an act of terror.”
Naturally, Obama asked her to restate her point and she did. “Can you say that a little louder, Candy?” asked the president. “He -- he did call it an act of terror. It did as well take -- it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that,” she continued.
Conservatives were outraged, arguing that Crowley’s interruption spoiled a key Romney point. They weren’t the only ones. Even Politico’s Mike Allen called the Crowley point “arguable” and pointed to the transcript of Obama’s statement saying it “generally” referred to “acts of terror.” CNN’s John King called the Obama statement a “generic” comment about terror, not specifically calling the Libya attack a terrorist act.
Afterward, CNN’s post-debate analysis team focused heavily on that point and Crowley herself admitted Romney had been right “in the main.” She said Romney “picked the wrong way to go about talking about it.” She also emphasized that each point she made also generated applause from one half of the audience, then the other.
But Crowley also admitted she took her cue to intervene from Obama. She said Libya was where Romney “tripped himself up.” But she clearly helped. After Romney made his point she cut in. “The president kept looking at me, going you … and I thought, well, I did know that, I said, he, you, he did, call it an act of terror.” She then chastised Romney because “he picked that one wrong fact.”
The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis was understated, saying simply: “Candy Crowley seemed to side with Obama.” But The Washington Post blamed Romney’s reaction on conservative media.
“Romney came off as being shellshocked by the mere suggestion” that he was wrong, wrote Erik Wemple. He continued his attack blaming the right. “Romney revealed that perhaps he’d spent some time inside a coverage bubble on the Benghazi story. In the words of one onlooker, he “[c]onfused conservative spin for the truth.”
However, the actual presidential transcript make it clear that Obama was doing his best to include the word “terror” without actually saying the incident was a terror attack. After mentioning 9/11, Iraq and Afghanistan, the president said: “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.” Then he moved on to the Libya attack.
That one moment defined the debate. Crowley, who had come under criticism from both sides prior to the debate, also cut off Romney when he was making a point about the president’s "Fast and Furious" gun scandal. And, as in the other two debates, the moderators let the Democratic candidate dominate the clock. This time, according to CNN’s own tally Obama won 44 minutes and 4 seconds to a mere 40 minutes and 50 seconds for Romney.
she is the related to Barbara Bush through her father aliester crowley a known Satanist. Amanda wickedest man alive in his time. he sacrificed hundreds of little boys. Our gov't is run by Satanist and follow the luciferian doctrine. A vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil. count me out. George soros own the company that makes the voting machines...=rigged election. refuting this info only shows your ignorance.
kgspot, You have got to be steve/kirk of the past because you exhibit the same level of lunacy.
As far as your allegation about voting machines, if they are rigged it is not on Obama's behalf. The machines that are going to be used in Ohio and Colorado, two of the most important swing states, have been supplied by Hart InterCivic. The majority owner of Hart is H.I.G. a private equity firm founded by a former Bain & Co employee and bundler for the Romney campaign. In fact 7 members of the Hart Board of Directors are former Bain & Co employees. H.I.G itself is the 11th largest donator to the Romney campaign and two of the Directors were at the now infamous "47%" fundraiser dinner in Florida.
The largest suppliers of voting machines, other than Hart, are ES&S, Premier, Sequoia, and Dominion. ES&S, the largest of them all, has strong GOP affliations. Which of these are George Soros owned companies?