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In Kentucky Some Fear, Some Cheer Proposed Food Stamp Cutsi
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September 24, 2013 9:03 PM
Depending on one’s political perspective, the $40 billion cut to the U.S. food stamp assistance program -- recently passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and now under consideration by the Democrat-led Senate -- is either a measure to curb a growing culture of dependency or is cold indifference to those most in need. VOA’s Brian Padden takes a closer look at the debate over food stamps in Kentucky, a southern state with one of the highest poverty rates in the United States.

In Kentucky Some Fear, Some Cheer Proposed Food Stamp Cuts

Published September 24, 2013

Depending on one’s political perspective, the $40 billion cut to the U.S. food stamp assistance program -- recently passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and now under consideration by the Democrat-led Senate -- is either a measure to curb a growing culture of dependency or is cold indifference to those most in need. VOA’s Brian Padden takes a closer look at the debate over food stamps in Kentucky, a southern state with one of the highest poverty rates in the United States.


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