Jesse Jackson: Obama Should Consider It An “Honor” To Be The Food Stamps President

Food stamps enrollment, not to mention dependence on government in general, has been driven to record highs under President Obama. According to victim pimp Jesse Jackson, that’s something to be proud of.

“Say, it’s an honor to be a food stamp president. Food stamps feed the hungry. Food stamps save the children. Food stamps help the farmer. Food stamps help the truck driver. Food stamps help the warehouse. Food stamps help the store. Food stamps hire people and feed people. Food stamps save people from starvation and malnutrition,” says Jackson. “Whenever you attack feeding the hungry, you undermine the moral authority of our faith. Give President Barack Obama a big hand. Show your love. Show your appreciation.”

I’m not sure there is any more fundamental measure of the health of a nation, and the success or failure of government policy, than dependence on the government. Perhaps people like Jackson, who make a living out of catering to a sense of perpetual victimhood, see government dependence as a positive. But in the real world, government dependence should (and mostly is) seen as a negative.

If the goal is a nation of prosperous, independent, self-sufficient citizens then how can anyone be proud of record levels of dependence on food stamps, or government in general?

It’s not that Obama’s critics oppose charity, it’s that they don’t think making people dependent on the government is helping them.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • $8194357

    Says the Cloward/Piven marxist social justice profiteer…

  • SigFan

    That will likely be his epitaph –  Here lies the man that put more people on food stamps than any man in history – deliberately.

    Yeah Jesse – that’s something to be real proud of, as opposed to getting more people off the dole and into self-sufficiency.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    President Obama should not steal George W. Bush’s accomplishment as the true Food Stamps President.  George W. Bush and his father before him, by far, were the two who most increased food stamp use and costs. 

    They deserve this honor today, maybe Obama will earn it tomorrow.

    • Guest

      The number of people on food stamps under obama will far exceed the number during Bush. obama has been in office only 3 LONGGGG years and the number on food stamps is already approaching the number during Bush’s 8 years. But you already knew that, you hack.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Thanks for admitting that you knew George W. Bush is the true Food Stamp President. You idiot.

        • Guest

          You jerkoff. I admitted that the number of people on food stamps under obama will far exceed the number under Bush. All you have is spin and twirl, and the reality that obama is a FAILURE. Keep supporting the obama policies that are killing the economy and the country. Everyone knows you’re anti American, and you prove it every day, with every one of your comments. Shouldn’t you be at your little job working for one of those CORPORATIONS that you despise so much? You fucking hypocrite.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Big Kahuna’s too busy fleecing the American Taxpayer and dodging the taxman… 

            Hey Hanny, did you ever get that tax dodging “oversight” regarding that property you own fixed?  I hope so, everyone has to do their fair share!


          • Guest

             He doesn’t own any property. No deed, no house. The only thing on record is his tax lien.

          • $8194357

            Dang I like that 2lamps…

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Control your rage, you Food Stamp President supporter.  You admitted George Bush was the food stamp president and you keep your fingers crossed that Bush’s FAILURE will have passed along to Obama and put the preceding president to be in a position to surpass even Bush I and Bush II as the two biggest food stamp presidents.

            I don’t work for a corporation, but even if I did, I don’t support them influencing government by giving them millions of dollars, muting the American peoples voice.  But you do, you anti-American scum.

          • Guest

             The only rage is yours, weakling, and I don’t support obama the FAILURE, only slugs like you do.. Before it’s over, the number of people on food stamps under obama will far exceed those that were on under Bush.
            P.S. When a company incorporates, it becomes a corporation, you moron.

            ” Commercial Data Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is
            headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii with an additional office in
            Albuquerque, New Mexico”

            You still do work there, don’t you, or were you asked to leave, quickly?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You voted for the food stamp president (bush), twice!!!  Yes, you loved the food stamp president.

            And you got your facts wrong, you are just wrong and dumb.

          • Guest

             Who said I voted for Bush? So, you got fired…you can always go back to your original career as a “FLUFFER”
            As someone close to you always told you “shut up and listen” You loser.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You were always bad with the comma’s, mikemcjuvenile.

          • two_amber_lamps
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    • Guest

       “maybe Obama will earn it tomorrow.”

      No maybe about it. Job killing, economy killing policies will put obama in a class even lower than your other hero, Carter.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Yes, today Bush is the food stamps president.  That makes any condemnation of Obama, on this issue, a lie.

        • Guest

           The only lies are the ones coming out of your mouth. obama’s food stamp recipients will far exceed those under Bush.obama and his policies are FAILURES, and you love watching him kill the country.

  • Kevin Flanagan

    Food stamp recipients have helped to make Jesse Jackasson a very rich man. 

    • $8194357

      Don’t forget runner up status with the “honorable” (sarc) Rev. Al Sharpton the
      Your lack of diversity is my bread and butter nutter…

  • awfulorv

    If these freeloaders worked half as hard filling out resumes, and work applications, and going out on job interviews, and the like, and actually trying to do the best job they can, they would cut the black unemployment rate in half.

    • WOOF

      White people can then stay home and smoke crystal meth ?

      SNAP 2012
      “35% of participants are White; 22% are African-American, not Hispanic;
      10% are Hispanic; 2% are Asian, 4% are Native American, and 19% are of
      unknown race or ethnicity”

      • awfulorv

        Of course 70% of the total is white , while 13.5% of the total are black. Whoever becomes your banker should make a fortune, if they can overcome the stench enveloping your miserable carcass.

      • two_amber_lamps

        Why does everything boil down to race with you WOOF?  What are you insinuating?  Do you hate people of unknown race/ethnicity? 


  • Captornado

    Is there anyone on this planet that tires harder and still fails to be relevant than Jesse Jackson? Ok, maybe Jimmy Carter.

    • two_amber_lamps
      • $8194357

        Now thats some heavy duty chemical dependency or “somethin”..

      • banjo kid

         deuce yellow lamps you just made my day , I have not laughed as hard in the last few years . The tax man was so funny .LOLROTFLH

  • bikebubba

    Nice turn of illogic by the Reverend Adulterer Jesse Jackson.  Faced with a comment about how it’s a bad thing that so many people have gone onto food stamps since Mr. Obama moved to the White House, Jackson ignores the reality that food stamps are evidence of poverty to praise the program–ignoring the central issue of how bad it is that so many people are on it.

  • EBT Balance

    So you should be proud to have to take care of so many people while your other policies fails?

  • banjo kid

    To bad that food stamps have become politicized, they did serve a good purpose and that was to feed the truly needy , but one bleeding heart after another keep lowering the bar so about any one would be eligible. I certainly think we should reassess our foreign aid policy to keep more money at home to help feed our poor . If there was a way to  feed the poor of other nations it would be to give the churches or other groups  that do feed them from donations, the money instead of giving it to some dictator  who will buy sex, games, boats, fancy cars, and big mansions while the people die from no medical care to starving to death  . It is only a vote getting tool today to expand the food stamp program.

  • banjo kid

    Create a job for head of house hold and you will lower food stamp use.

    • realitybasedbob

      I agree, but why are the wealthy job creators such failures at creating jobs?

      US company profits surge, even as economy slows
      NEW YORK (AFP) – Major US companies are packing away record profits
      even as the economy falters, unemployment remains high and the
      debt-ceiling crisis has shaken confidence in the country, analysts said.

      In July, corporate giants such as 3M, Caterpillar, Goodyear, Microsoft
      and Apple reported all-time high revenues in the second quarter of 2011,
      though the stock market still slumped amid fears of an economic
      slowdown and a possible government default.

      Of the companies in the S&P 500 list of large-cap firms which have
      reported their quarterly earnings to date, 72 percent have beaten
      analysts’ forecasts,
      according to Standard & Poor’s analyst Howard

      Moreover, if the current trend keeps up, the S&P 500 companies are
      poised to have their most profitable quarter ever,
      he said.

      • banjo kid

        If you look at government  regulations you will find the answer to most of the questions you ask. They are not going to buy into Obama’s claim of a tax cut when he cuts the taxes on the front and takes away credits in the back. 28% sounds decent but if you add it up it is a increase over all . They still have a mountain of regulations and a runaway EPA to face. Bill Clinton stumped for NAFTA going state to state and do not tell me I don’t know because I watched it  live on TV. Immediately we lost jobs to 50 cent a day labor . I was there and observed it take place . I seen jobs we had for years being shipped out to Mexico . The profits come from attrition and a small work force or many jobs done over seas.

      • DRO

         They aren’t failures at creating jobs, they are good at being efficient.  They have just shown you that they know how to cut the fat.  This story shows that they have cut the right people and those people can’t find jobs because they are not good at what they do.  Companies do not exist to create jobs, jobs are created because a company needs someone skilled to do a job and is willing to pay them for that skill and their time.  The “corporate giants” essentially laid off the people who are sitting at their desks playing computer games all day instead of doing their job.  This was bound to happen.  It is just too bad that a few skilled workers also had to pay the price for other people’s ineptitude.  The skilled workers and bosses could have called the slackers out on this long ago, but the unions wouldn’t have allowed it.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Didn’t Jesse once say he wanted to cut obama’s nuts off?

    • $8194357

      I think Michelle may have beat him to it..
      Ya he was upset Barry wouldn’g back jesse Jr. and talk blago into given up the senate seat to him for 1.5 million already on the table or somthin like that…

  • cylde

    Jesse thinks more people living off other people is a good thing, call me surprised.

    • $8194357

      Rainbow “push”…

  • gregb999

    Jesse Jackson is pleased that the food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.

    Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to “please do not feed the animals” because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.

    • $8194357