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What a $36 cut in food stamps entails

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WASHINGTON — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps awoke on Friday to deal with the harsh reality that their benefits will decrease because emergency payments from the federal government to stimulate the economy have expired.

That decrease, which works out to about $36 a month for a family of four, could be just the first step in food allowance cuts. Congress is debating how to fund what is now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP,…

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