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“It’s an honor to be a food-stamp president. Food stamps feed the hungry. Food stamps feed the children. Food stamps help the farmer,” the civil rights leader declared. “Food stamps help the truck driver. Food stamps help the warehouse. Food stamps help the store. Food stamps hire people and feed people. Food stamps save people from starvation and malnutrition."
Democrats and liberals have become defensive and cranky over Newt Gingrich’s charge “that more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.” But why are they so offended? Under President Obama more people are on Medicaid, another welfare program, than under any other president. And an estimated 16 million more will be added beginning in 2014—and Democrats boast about that.