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Food stamp deal all can live with

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Food stamp recipients would receive more than half a loaf under the farm bill compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators Monday, and while the proposed 1 percent cut over 10 years is less painful than the 5 percent cut House Republicans had been holding out for, try telling that to someone struggling to get by on the average monthly allotment of $133 — someone whose benefit was cut 5 percent just a few months ...


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