How much taxpayer money did this guy waste? Seriously, the total number is WELL into the billions.
Former president Barack Obama has been embroiled in controversy and outright scandal for the past few months, and the news just keeps getting worse…and Americans are getting more and more angry.
Wait, wait, it doesn’t end there. Getting away from taxpayers for a moment and looking in another direction, how’s about when we learned that Obama was targeting red states with illegal immigration?
Honestly, you’d think the insane news would have to stop at some point…but no, here’s another crushing blow to the former commander-in-chief’s legacy.
According to Joe For America citing MRC Blog, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector general revealed that Obama is responsible for losing a whopping $2.6 billion during his reign as president.
Apparently, it all went to the National Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps:
“We found that 3,394 authorized SNAP retailers (retailers) used Social Security Numbers (SSN) that matched SSNs of deceased people. Additionally, 193 retailers listed owners who were not at least 18 years of age. While FNS did have some controls to edit or verify SNAP retail owner information, these controls were not adequate to ensure owner information accuracy.”
So, dead people and minors were on the government take, apparently.
This is full-on fraud and frankly, this whole program needs a drastic overhaul. Welfare spiraled out of control during Obama’s tenure and as of now, there are 46 million people collecting food stamps, which is approximately 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.
That is unacceptable.
Let’s hope President Trump notices these awful numbers and does something about it. Now that he’s solved the illegal immigration issue with one quick swipe of the pen, he can turn his ambitious attention to such domestic failures.
Anyway, thank GOD Obama is gone.