WASHINGTON-Congressman, Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois addresses former Speaker Of The House and GOP presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich’s claim that Barack Obama was the “Food Stamp President” on the floor of the House floor.
Gutierrez used statistics to show that Obama was not in fact, the “Food Stamp President” and compassion to show that there is nothing wrong with helping struggling people survive.
The Huffington Post reports:
Let’s review — and let’s agree, Republicans and Democrats together — that the numbers don’t lie.
Under the food stamp President:
Spending increased by more than 19 billion.
The number of people using the program increased by nearly 11 million.
And the amount of the benefit increased by a historic amount.
We may not like the facts — but sometimes the truth hurts. [SLIDE 5]
George W. Bush is the Food Stamp President.
Under Food Stamp President George Bush, we spent more money, had more recipients and gave each recipient more money for food.