Zero Hedge and Red State have both posted the following graph depicting the 60% increase in Food Stamp payments over the last 3 years:
So, 60% is a pretty large increase, but THAT graph doesn't really tell us much more than "it went up". On the off chance that you don't want to make the data seem any worse than it is, I offer the following graph of the same data:
It's still alarming for non-Democrats who aren't interesting in increasing the number of government dependents, but not nearly as alarming as what happened to the nation's fiscal situation over the last three years.
Source: White House OMB