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Anxiety as stimulus hike in food stamps set to end



Published: Thu, October 10, 2013 @ 2:21 p.m.

Anxiety as stimulus hike in food stamps set to end

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won’t stretch as far as they have for the past four years. Food stamps — actually the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers.


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1redeye1(5176 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

If it did put food on their table I would feel bad for them. But all it buys is better phones and tats so who cares if they lose the extra money

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2Jerry(681 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Did you know that despite this and despite the "shutdown", despite not having money to pay death benefits to the families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan; federal funding for PBS and NPR continues because it is deemed "essential" by the President?

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3DSquared(1520 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Sure, Close the WWII Memorial to the Veterans who spilled their blood, secure it with barricades, and arm it with Police; But go ahead and open it up for ILLEGAL aliens to rally and protest against OUR country that caters to them like newborns: AND, have Federal employees clean up all the trash that they left behind! You stink ODumbo!!

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