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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