Food Stamp Cuts Take Effect

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    Food Stamps

    A lot more Americans get food stamps than just five years ago, but as of November 1, they all get a little less.

    FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

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    $36 less a month in food stamp assistance for a family of four. A boost in food stamp funding, intended as temporary relief as part of the stimulus bill, has expired.

    Since 2008, food stamp costs have doubled to nearly $80 billion a year. That has Republicans calling for reform and more than $4 billion a year in annual cuts to the program. Democrats suggest just a fraction of that. The disagreement long-stalling a farm bill. Negotiations between the House and Senate are underway.

    In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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