Republicans seeking to cut it also represent vast numbers of recipients.Thats a 9 to 1 ratio.Among the 254 counties where food stamp recipients doubled between 2007 and 2011, Republican Mitt Romney won 213 of them
Translation: Republican voters are the most economically disadvantaged class of voters in the country.
For a long time Republicans and right wing voters have been a majority of the recipients of food stamps and other forms of welfare.
Obama isn't the food stamp president. The GOP is the Food Stamp party, as we live in a era where Bushanomics are still being felt.
Earlier this year the GOP failed to pass a non-controversial farm bill because it didn't cut enough from Food Stamps.
This highlights the difference between the political parties at their core.
Liberals see welfare as anti-poverty measures.
Conservatives, like Senator Vitter and Paul Ryan, see welfare as a career choice.
When the economy is done with its re-alignment, we will be at the same place we are now with the Republicans still struggling to survive politically and economically and liberals doing what we have always done, not acted as if race-to-the bottom socioeconomics are the acceptable result of trickle-down-economics.