Tweeter debunks Rep. Keith Ellison’s SNAP recipient statistic

Ellison was corrected:

Indeed it does say that. From the Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2011 report (PDF):


Ellison was apparently referencing the number of households receiving SNAP benefits that have children in them, but that isn’t nearly the same as the false statistic he has now helped spread around.


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  • Sheik Yerbouti

    Maff is hard.

  • Steve_J

    Ellison is like most democrats; he doesn’t let facts get in his way/

  • ceemack

    45%, 75%…what difference does it make?

    • 44Grim

      look at what happens when you add in up to 35 years old… now, now, children… you’re not 36 yet…

      • brewerandpatriot

        So I can still get on my parents’ health insurance at the ripe young age of 34? YESSSS!!! I’m gonna buy some new footie pajamas and juice boxes and stay up late to celebrate.

    • mickeyco

      truth/ lie…what difference does it make?

  • Jeremy

    Keith Ellison is a nutcase and he loves that fuzzy math.

    I remember watching him raging on Hannity’s TV show

    • Markward

      funny how he says trust given the number of scandals

      • Jeremy

        Obama could rob a bank and Ellison would excuse it by saying “he needed extra money for Obamacare”

        • sewcom

          Sorry you’re wrong, Obama HAS robbed banks, industries, and actually the whole country to pay for Obamacare.

  • Jeremy
    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Yer Damn straight, Clint! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Jeremy

        Clint rocks no doubt.

  • Laurie

    Children whose parents should at least try to get a job.

  • Jeremy
    • grais

      I’ve hurt myself laughing at this, thank you.

      • Jeremy

        thanks I just had to find a good example of fuzzy math and this was perfect.

        • Jeremy

          The people who did that blackboard were probably Obama voters.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      That gave me…BRAIN FREEZE!!…AAAAUUUUGGGGGHHH!!!! XD #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • GLS

    Facts – he don’t need no stinkin’ facts.

  • TugboatPhil

    Hey, Keith. Two of those “kids” grew up to use their welfare money to purchase nails and ball bearings for the bombs they set off in Boston.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      I guess we should just let the rest of them starve then.

      • RogueRose

        Yes because those are the only two possible options… says no one but leftists ever..

      • TugboatPhil

        No, we should deny that ANYONE is scamming the welfare system and welcome the thought of paying for the millions about to be legalized with the immigration “reform” bill.

        Have you actually SEEN a starving kid in America? Not hungry, “starving.” Heard of the obesity epidemic? It’s most prevalent among the welfare crowd.

        • sewcom

          Some of that “obesity” problem is caused by the type of foods eaten, high carb foods are cheap and filling, but easily convert to fat. High protein foods are more expensive and don’t fill the belly.

      • Jill

        Starve, you say? In my neck of the woods, children who receive food stamps are legally entitled to have breakfast, lunch, and now dinner at their school of residence beginning at the age of three. So, they get food stamps, school years meals, summer meals, and a backpack of food for the weekends. Trust me, these kids are not begging for crusts of bread on the street.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Good! Sounds like the program is working then.

          • Jill

            Do you find it at least a bit incongruous that a family can receive full SNAP benefits whilst completely abrigating this basic tenet of child rearing and allowing the state to take that role?

          • ForTheRepublic

            That would require that it (being bathing suit area) actually cared about the children at all.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            It’s far from ideal, but punishing the children won’t improve that situation.

  • BAW

    So there are more adults 18-59 “freeloading” than children in need? I find the number of “elderly” 60+ to be surprisingly low.

    • RogueRose

      They’re pushing hard to get the “elderly” numbers up there.

    • TugboatPhil

      Elderly people in need aren’t considered as much for welfare because they are assumed to be voting Democrat anyway.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Representative Keith “Abdul Abulba Amir” Ellison:

    “Your prayer rug is calling you. And it lies!”

  • KansasGirl

    He’s allowed to lie…he follows the quran.

  • marcellucci

    Whaddaya know….he’s right!!!
    The adults on SNAP are actually children that think the food fairy feeds them…..
    How adorable…..

  • Clete Torres

    What Keef the terrorist sympathiser doesn’t say is that among the number of Americans on food stamps (SNAP, EBT, whatever the hell you want to call it) are a number of American military families. And that’s criminal, IMAO.

    • sewcom

      Many military members are coming home with physical and mental injuries that prevent them from working and have to subsist on some type of “welfare” while congress continues to treat America as a bottomless piggy-bank. And “our” “messiah Obama” takes another multi-million dollar vacation.

  • LR99

    It makes me sad to think there are people out there who voted for this clown!

    • sewcom

      Not just once,but twice. “I got’s my Obama phone, I got’s my food stamps, I can follow Kim Kardasian and American Idol, I’m happy.”