Food Stamps Go to a Record 37.2 Million, USDA Says

By Alan Bjerga

A record 37.2 million people, or about one out of every eight Americans, received food stamps in September, as the recession drove a surging jobless rate, according to a government report.

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"Quit Feeding Stray Animals"

By Amanda Terkel

SC Lt. Gov. compares people getting gov't help to 'Stray Animals' who 'breed' because they don't know better.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24499.htm

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More Families Using Food Stamps to Feed Kids

David Goldstein, McClatchy Newspapers: "The United States has more poor children now than it did a year ago. As recession-hammered families increase, more are using food stamps to feed their kids, according to a study by the Brookings Institution and First Focus, a bipartisan child advocacy group."

//www.truthout.org/109109foodstamps

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Once stigmatized, food stamps find acceptance

MSNBC

02/10/10

A decade ago, New York City officials were so reluctant to give out food stamps, they made people register one day and return the next just to get an application. The welfare commissioner said the program caused dependency and the poor were ‘better off’ without it. Now the city urges the needy to seek aid (in languages from Albanian to Yiddish). Neighborhood groups recruit clients at churches and grocery stores, with materials that all but proclaim a civic duty to apply — to ‘help New York farmers, grocers, and businesses’...

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