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Food Stamps Used By 14% Of US Population

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 8:15 PM
Some sobering stats from the Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog:
Some 42,389,619 Americans received food stamps in August, a 17% rise from the same time a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which tracks the data. That number is up 58.5% from August 2007, before the recession began.

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