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Chairman Dave Camp

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Obama Administration Far Better at Creating New Food Stamp and Disability Recipients Than Jobs

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Washington, Jul 9, 2012 | comments

As shown in the chart below, the policies of President Obama and the Democrats who control Washington have failed the American people, forcing millions onto federal disability benefits and food stamps while at the same time destroying almost half a million jobs.  Despite these facts, the President again insisted today on increasing taxes on American families and businesses.  It is time that he and Congressional Democrats give up their calls for tax increases on America’s job-creators and work with Republicans to stop the tax hike.


Sources: Data are the most recently available.  Payroll employment data is from Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics from January 2009 to June 2012.  Federal disability (SSI and DI) recipient data is from Social Security Administration from December 2008 to May 2012.  Food stamp recipient data is from Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture from January 2009 to April 2012.

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