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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Separating Fact From Fiction In Food Stamp Debate

Newt Gingrich has been criticized for repeatedly calling President Obama, “the food stamp president.”  And Gingrich is not backing down.  In a new ad out this week, Gingrich claims “more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.”

But according to USA Today,  as of December, more people had gone on food stamps under President Bush than under President Obama.

Guest:

  • Mark Rank, Washington University in St. Louis professor of social welfare

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