The crux of the 2012 Presidential Elections came down to the economy and it was a face-off between Entitlement President and Earn Your Keep President. Mitt Romney took the stance of earn it, and you have it, while President Obama said “hey I understand where you’re at.” America the great and beautiful will take care of you, don’t worry.
Mitt Romney may have thought he had a chance with his closed pocket book among the majority of Americans. He was wrong of course and now the policies in place set forth by Barack Obama will get another four more years to metastasize.
Now a program once reserved for the poor, is being used to help put students through college according to a report from the U.S Labor Department. On Friday the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program released it’s numbers which show that currently 46.37 million Americans are receiving food stamps. As of November 2008 there were fewer than 31 million people on food stamps. College students are among the increasing numbers of people relying on food stamps adding to the number of recipients.
The Washington Post interviewed Courtney Davis a second year student at Howard University who said: “I never thought I would be on food stamps as a student, but with this economy I had no choice.” With rising costs of living an issue students across America are working two jobs, while attending school full time, all the while still racking up massive levels of debt.
A record 22.4 million households are now using food stamps, with 15 percent of the American population currently on the program. Unemployment rates have declined since President Obama took officer however the food stamp program has soared to record levels.
What’s the solution here?
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Food Stamps No Longer For The Poor As A Record Number Of College Students Now Use Them.