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December 14, 2009

Obama: I'm so awesome, I'll just grade myself. Hey look, I got a B+

Hubris

President Barack Obama, in an interview that aired Sunday, gave himself "a good solid B-plus" grade for his first year in office.

Speaking with fellow Chicagoan Oprah Winfrey, the president claimed progress on economic and international fronts....

The number of households getting food stamps up by 3M in the period June 08 through June 09
...More than 35 million low-income Americans (16 million households) received federal Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in June 2009, an increase over the 13 million households that received assistance in June 2008. Congress allocated $54 billion for the program in 2009, up from $39 billion last year, to cover the growing number of eligible families...
USDA web site prefers to keep pitching the old 08 numbers.

Meanwhile, the official numbers don't apparently reflect the number of people who are in fact eligible for food stamps.
...Two states — Wyoming and California — had fewer than 50 percent of those eligible enrolled to receive food stamps. Many of the states that struggled were among the most populous, including New York, where 61 percent of eligible citizens participated; Florida, where 57 percent participated; and Texas, where 55 percent were enrolled...
Approval Index -19.

B+


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