Last week a Reuters questioned the nutritional effectiveness of the food stamp program. Deeper into the story it addressed demand and cost: “…demand for food stamps soared, with middle-class families who found themselves suddenly homeless and jobless pushing enrollment to a record 47.7 million people by September 2012. Even during the recovery, demand has remained high and food pantries and soup kitchens continue to feel the strain.”
Obama has always portrayed health care costs as skyrocketing;
“We must rein in the skyrocketing cost of health care…”
“We must attack the root causes of skyrocketing health care costs.”
“Right now, they are getting crushed by skyrocketing health care costs.”
“Reducing the skyrocketing cost of health care is the only way to create a health care…”
Health care spending increases;
1971 – 11.2%
1980 – 15.4%
1990 – 11.9%
2009 – 03.8%
2010 – 03.9%
2011 – 03.9%
Spending increases are the lowest in half a century! Cover more people and spend more?
Problems in the food stamp program are not related to nutrition just as ObamaCare was never about health care.