32% Increase in Food Stamp Usage Under Obama (+10.7 MILLION)

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10,729,000 more people are using food stamps now compared to when Obama became President, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is a 32% increase. You can see this data here.

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32% Increase in Food Stamp Usage

In 2009, 33,490,000 people received food stamp benefits. As of October 2016, the last month reported for FY 2016, 44,219,123 people received food stamp benefits.

The US population is estimated at roughly 324 million, according to US Census Bureau estimates. This means that 13.6% of the population are on food stamps.

Due to this increase, the cost of food stamps to taxpayers also increased while Obama was in office. In 2009, food stamp recipients received a combined $50.3 billion in benefits. This figure is now up to $66.6 billion, indicating an increase of $16.3 billion.

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