Remember when the left freaked out after Newt Gingrich called Obama the “food stamp president?” Good times.
Via Daily Caller:
New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday show that the number of American households on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, increased by about 10 percent in 2011.
In 2011, 14.9 million American households, or 13 percent of all households, reported receiving food stamps in the last 12 months — up from 13.6 million, or 11.9 percent, in 2010, according to the newly released report, “Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Households by State: 2010 and 2011.”
The bureau found that 47 states and the District of Columbia experienced an increase in household participation between 2010 and 2011, with the District of Columbia, Alabama and Hawaii experiencing the largest growth in participation.
Oregon had the highest household participation rate in 2011, with 18.9 percent.