New Gingrich, the cuddly prophet of conservatism, has called Obama the “food stamp president” and the “welfare president.” Bill O’Reilly, who is never wrong, has said that under Obama we have become a “welfare nation.” Dick Morris, on Fox News, said, “Obama Has Basically Put Everybody In The Country On Welfare.”
So how is it possible that this above graph shows the number of families receiving welfare assistance is dramatically lower than it was at any time in the 1990’s? Indeed, according to this graph, there are almost 2 million fewer families receiving welfare assistance now than there were in 1996. According to this graph, the number of families receiving welfare looks like it is going down even though the number of families with children in poverty has been going up!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, WELFARE FAMILIES? WHY ARE YOU CONTRADICTING FOX NEWS?
There is clearly a very sinister plot going on here. Since welfare recipients are notoriously liberal, they must be refusing to accept the free handouts that Obama is trying to give them just to make Fox News look bad.
But we know better! This statistic clearly is just the product of a massive conspiracy and liberal bias!!!!
graph source: Graph: Washington Post, Data: CBPP
found via: Washington Post