Conservative wrote: The number of food stamp recipients was 32 million. Today it is 46 million. An increase of 45%. (USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
Indy: Here again is a clever attempt to ‘distance’ the failures of the George W Bush years as if the havoc he wrecked on the economy had not effect.
Obviously, when you as President for 8 years oversaw the financial collapse of the financial and real estate industry not to mention the investor fraud from Madoff on your watch, you don’t want to be connected with the fall out of these events.
Thus, when you’ve created a major recession, worst since the great depression, of course people are going to need additional safety net program assistance as these figures attest.
Anyone with common sense would understand yet.
Yet, this poster is propagating a RNC talking point against the current President as if it was ‘his fault’ that assistance increased when in fact, he wasn’t even in office when the economy tanked!
In any event, you can see how the RNC strategist use ‘numbers’ to confuse voters especially those that do know the back story or history that lead up to them.
Is this the type of political guidance we wish to stake our future on?
Is distorting ‘numbers’ like this in the best interest of the America people?
And why would anyone promote such a distortion?
This Blog’s song: Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer
“so we keep waiting, waiting on the world to change”