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Fact Of The Day #30: Food Stamp Recipients Surge With The Recession (VIDEO)

08/28/2012 09:57 am 09:57:58 | Updated Oct 28, 2012

Food stamp costs are mushrooming. More than 46 million Americans - about one in seven - rely on food stamps, the equivalent of the entire populations of Texas and New York. The program now consumes 2 percent of the federal budget, or $78 billion in fiscal 2011. That's about the cost of the auto industry bailout.

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