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For every job Obama ‘created,’ two Americans have gone on food stamps

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As inflated as the White House’s job creation figures are, they can’t keep pace with the numbers being added to the food stamp rolls. In fact, for every job in the private sector that the Obama administration claims it created, two people have been added to the food stamp program.

Chief White House spokesman Jay Carney once again repeated a worn-out assertion Tuesday, that President Obama has lifted the United States from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, according to CNS News.

“And what is absolutely true is that we have come a long way since the depths of the Great Recession,” Carney said. “We’ve created over 7.2 million private sector jobs.”

However, the figure Carney cited didn’t take into account jobs lost during that period.

A Washington Post blog Wednesday cited figures, compiled by The Century Foundation, that show the unemployment number is “almost 100 percent due to declines in the labor force participation rate — that is, the share of the population that’s either employed or actively looking for work.”

That Century Foundation report, “The New Sick-onomy,” found that low-paying, entry-level positions accounted for the majority of “new jobs created,” while high-paying jobs declined.

CNS reported:

Since February of 2009, the first full month of Obama’s presidency, 9.5 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force.  Nearly 90 million Americans are not working today!

That means that 1.3 Americans have dropped out of the labor force for every one job the administration claims to have created.

Nothing, however, indicates the health or sickness of an economy more than the numbers of those receiving some sort of public assistance, and 15 million Americans have been added to the food stamp rolls since Obama took office.

So even if we accept Carney’s “7.2 million jobs created” claim, twice as many have been added to the food stamp program.

And that’s what this administration calls a recovery.


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