Did Obama buy the 2012 election? Not exactly, data suggest

07/5/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Obama (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Some Republicans argue that President Barack Obama "bought" the 2012 election by promising Medicare, food stamps and unemployment checks to his poor supporters. The data suggest otherwise: Americans' personal income from benefit payments has fallen precipitously since Obama took office, while federal payments to veterans has climbed sharply.

View Full Article in:

Bloomberg Businessweek

Published in Brief: