Huelskamp on Obama’s Legacy: He Will Be the Planned Parenthood and Food Stamp President

By Penny Starr | January 13, 2016 | 1:47pm EST
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) spoke to CNSNews.com at the Capitol on Jan. 12, 2016. (file/CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) – When asked about President Barack Obama’s legacy ahead of his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said he would be remembered for his support for the nation’s largest abortion provider and for increasing the number of people receiving federal food assistance.

CNSNews.com asked Huelskamp if Obama’s recent veto of the reconciliation bill passed by Congress that would have repealed large portions of Obamacare and would have ended federal funding of Planned Parenthood for one year by prohibiting Medicaid reimbursements would be part of the president’s legacy.

“He will be the Planned Parenthood president,” Huelskamp said. “He is also the food stamp president.

“The numbers are all bad,” Huelskamp said. “I think he is more interested in defending, protecting and funding Planned Parenthood than protecting American families.”

Huelskamp noted that there are more Americans on food stamps under Obama than ever before and that millions of people are looking for a full-time job.

“I think many of his policies have failed,” Huelskamp said.

According to Food World News, in 2014 one in five Americans depended on the federal food stamp program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of part-time workers seeking full-time work was 6 million in December.

According to its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013 and received $528 million in government health services grants and reimbursements for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2014. 

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