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Cruel cost of cutting food stamps
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Last week Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to slash food stamp spending by $39 billion over 10 years. The next day, the Washington Post ran a picture of a job fair in suburban Maryland. The caption reported that "about 1,000 applicants an hour" streamed into the event searching for work.A few days later, Post columnist Petula Dvorak reported that when Walmart opened a hiring center for six new stores in Washington, a line of job-seekers was "snaking down the sidewalk" at daybreak.

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