Food-stamp use reaches record high in US

Food-stamp use reaches record high in US

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Food-stamp use reaches record high in US

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 11:24 AM

(KMOV.com) – On Tuesday, the United States government reported that food-stamp use is at an all-time high.

According to the report, in June, 46.7 million people used food-stamps. That’s an increase of 0.4 percent from May and Bloomberg.com reports that’s 3.3 percent higher than a year earlier. Food-stamp has more than doubled in the past four years and is the USDA’s biggest expense, Bloomberg reported.

The recently released report could have an effect on the 2012 presidential race some experts say. Democrats and republicans have been throwing jabs back and forth regarding this issue for the last four years.

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