It’s no surprise that the use of food stamps at military grocery stores and commissaries has increased annually since Obama took office. According to the Defense Commissary Agency, military dollars spent on food stamps nearly doubled from $52.9 million topping out at $103.6 million in fiscal 2013, from $31.1 million in 2008.
Pete Hegseth, from Concerned Veterans for America, provided some insight during an interview on The Real Story; Hegseth said military commissaries do not track who is using food stamps, so it’s unclear if active duty soldiers or veterans are using them more.
Hegseth noted the VA backlog of more than 675,000 claims, and compared that to the 30 days or less that it takes for food stamp approvals. Almost 400,000 of the pending VA claims were made more than 125 days ago … “Is there a willingness to bring benefits to groups that will deliver votes for any particular party that’s in power in America?” Hegseth asked, pointing out that veterans were guaranteed these benefits when they signed up which to my thinking means they should have priority.
No matter how you look at this, it translates to one thing and one thing only… under the Obama administration we have become a nation dependent on food stamps, and at the rate Obama is going, there is no sign of restoring America to solvency under this administration, and the effects will be felt for generations to come.
By: ~Rebel Rebellion III%