Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dick Cheney Food Stamp hypocrisy

Who Get Food Stamp

Dick Cheney said the president “would much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military or support for our troops”. Cheney accused  the Obama administration Monday over proposed military spending cuts, insisting that budget cuts would be “absolutely devastating” to the U.S. military and accusing Pres. Barack Obama of preferring welfare to military spending.
Food Stamp Use by State

Dick Cheney is not the first Republican to criticize President Obama over rising food stamp spending, but the Bush Cheney administration oversaw significant growth in enrollment in the food stamp program as well. The number of Americans on food stamps grew by 14.1 million during first five years of Obama’s presidency (2009-2013). When Dick Cheney and George Bush was in office, the number grew by 16.2 million (2001-2009).

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