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Election 2012: Voting for food stamps
The number of Americans who receive food stamps is up and the cost to taxpayers has nearly doubled since the last presidential election year. See where your state stands on this election issue.
Food stamp budget could face cuts
The federal budget for food stamps doubled during the recession, but major cuts to the program are now on the table.
Poverty numbers climb
New census numbers say record number of Americans live below the poverty line.
More than 15% of Americans go hungry
The latest government figures show nearly 50 million Americans don't have enough to eat, about the same since the recession began.
15 percent of Americans are on food stamps
Almost 46 million Americans are on food stamps now. That's up 74 percent since 2007, according to Reuters. Bad news for Americans, and bad news for...
Food stamps: An economic indicator of things to come?
Jim Weill of the Food Research and Action Center says a record number of Americans are on food stamps, and government cutbacks won't directly impact the program until 2013
As recovery stalls, more Americans seek food assistance
One state -- Alabama -- added over a million to the food assistance rolls as tornadoes and the economy affected families