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Why Food Stamps Should Be Protected

By Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Sun-Times - August 3, 2013

Should we do all we can to root fraud out of the federal food stamp program and ensure benefits go only to those who need them?

Of course.

But that’s not what’s behind legislation that U.S. House Republicans are preparing that would lop as much as $4 billion a year off the $80 billion program, partly by tightening eligibility requirements and imposing drug testing and work requirements.

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