Food Stamps News Guide

Food Stamps News Guide

FILE - In this April 23, 2012, file photo Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's purchases are scanned by a cashier at a ShopRite grocery story in Philadelphia after Nutter pledged to live on the average food stamp benefit of five dollars a day for the entire week. Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking. Through five years and counting of economic distress, the food aid program has swollen up like a summer tomato. It grew to $78 billion last year, more than double its size when the recession began in late 2007. That makes it a juicy target for conservative Republicans seeking to trim spending and pare back government. But to many Democrats, food stamps are a major element of the country’s commitment to help citizens struggling to meet basic needs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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April 23, 2012 07:07:15 AM
August 02, 2013 01:04:25 AM
Matt Rourke
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
APRIL 23, 2012 FILE PHOTO
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Government programs, Government and politics
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
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