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    Food-Stamp Use Climbs to Record, Reviving Campaign Issue

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    Grits

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    Food-Stamp Use Climbs to Record, Reviving Campaign Issue

    Post  Grits on Tue 04 Sep 2012, 5:04 pm

    Food-stamp spending, which has more than doubled in four years to a record $75.7 billion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2011, is the USDA’s biggest annual expense. Republicans in Congress have criticized the cost of the program, and the House budget plan approved in April sponsored by Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the party’s vice-presidential nominee, would cut expenses by $33 billion over 10 years.



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