Latest True Fact-checks in Welfare Donald Trump stated on July 21, 2016 in the 2016 Republican National Convention: "Forty-three million Americans are on food stamps." Tom Cole stated on July 16, 2013 in an MSNBC interview: Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama." Sherrod Brown stated on June 12, 2013 in a conference call with reporters: "Some of these members of the House of Representatives get hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies" but want to cut food stamps. Bill Clinton stated on September 5, 2012 in a convention speech: The Obama administration is allowing state waivers from welfare work requirements "only if they had a credible plan to increase employment by 20 percent." Sarah Palin stated on July 27, 2012 in her speech at a rally for Ted Cruz in The Woodlands: Says 1 in 7 American families is on food stamps. Terry Gorman stated on April 24, 2012 in a House committee hearing: "When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job." Boyd Richie stated on November 15, 2011 in an email blast: Says King Street Patriots held a fundraiser featuring an author who believes that registering the poor to vote is un-American.