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Government wants more people on food stamps

•, By Tami Luhby
 More than one in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the federal government wants even more people to sign up for the safety net program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been running radio ads for the past four months encouraging those eligible to enroll. The campaign is targeted at the elderly, working poor, the unemployed and Hispanics.
The department is spending between $2.5 million and $3 million on paid spots, and free public service announcements are also airing. The campaign can be heard in California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and the New York metro area.

"Research has shown that many people -- particularly underserved seniors, working poor, and legal immigrants -- do not understand the requirements of the program," said Kevin Concannon, a USDA under secretary.


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Here's how it works, ok.  If people aren't dependent upon government, then government ceases to have a reason to exist - at all.  We don't need MORE government.  We need less, and less of it, until finally, on some bright, glorious and truly wonderous day - we have NO GOVERNMENT - at all.  

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