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Over 14% of Americans receive food assistance

The Wall Street Journal reported that one in seven people in the United States receive SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps). SNAP benefits are entitlements granted to those people near and below the poverty line.

Knowing that 44.2 million Americans are receiving this kind of assistance, it kind of makes me wonder how well they are being protected by the rest of the safety net.

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