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View Diary: More Americans using food stamps than ever before: 45.8 million (204 comments)

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  •  Economists view (3+ / 0-)
    Because the benefits quickly reach families and communities in need, and because recipients are highly likely to spend the money quickly, economists view SNAP as one of the most effective forms of economic stimulus during an economic downturn.

    (my emphasis)

    Too bad none of the people putting together budgets and trying to pass them in Congress share this view, especially on the republican side.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 09:45:28 AM PDT

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