Street LifeRecord high food stamp enrollment continues to rise

Not only has the number of Americans on food stamps exploded to record highs under Obama, that number is growing despite White House claims of an economic recovery.

“In May 2015, the latest month for which data is available, there were 45,495,791 beneficiaries of the food stamp program,” the Washington Free Beacon reports. “There were 56,589 more individuals enrolled in food stamps in May than there were in April.”

“In May 2015, households on food stamps received an average benefit of $256.47, and total benefits for the month cost taxpayers $5.7 billion,” the Free Beacon report.

The government began tracking food stamp enrollment numbers in 1969, when an average of 2,800,000 Americans received them each month.

In the 46 years since then, the federal “War on Poverty” has seen that poverty number grow 1625 percent larger.  Over 45 million Americans have received food stamps every month for the last 49 months under Obama.

Obama’s economic policies have been especially tough on women.

Breitbart’s Caroline May reports:

The number of women not in the labor force reached a record high in July, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to the BLS, 56,209,000 women aged 16 and older were not participating in the workforce in July, besting April’s record of 56,167,000 women who were neither employed nor had made a specific effort to find work in the four weeks prior.

July’s figures represented an uptick of 124,000 over June’s level of 56,085,000 women who were out of the workforce.

The civilian labor force also shrank for women last month from 73,547,000 in June to 73,528,000 in July. The labor force participation rate for women, meanwhile, remained the same at 56.7 percent.

Rising welfare enrollment is fueled by record joblessness under Obama.

Federal labor statistics reveal 93,770,000 working-age Americans are not working, and have given up in trying to find work.