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Hunger and Food Stamps

May 14, 2007

An editorial in the Sunday New York Times entitled “Hunger and Food Stamps” raised the issue of hunger in the United States and argued for increased food stamp benefits as a bulwark against it. Food stamp benefits have not been adjusted since 1996, that comprises over 10 years of inflation that has not been factored into the formula when calculating food stamp allotment. As the farm bill, which covers the Food Stamp Program, comes up as legislation this year, Congress has a lot to reconsider.

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