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    Posted on September 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 7:01 PM

    Food stamps have figured in Americans’ ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson’s vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan’s scorn for crooked “welfare queens” and President Bill Clinton’s pledge to “end welfare as

    By CONNIE CASS and MARY CLARE JALONICK
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