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Should Americans work before getting food stamps?

Posted at 12:08 PM, Jul 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-25 12:13:43-04

(CBS) – U.S. House Republicans may add a work requirement for Americans who get food stamps. They met Wednesday to consider ways to trim the $80 billion-a-year program.

Forty-seven million Americans received food stamps last year. The government said 92 percent of food stamp recipients are children, the elderly, the disabled, or people who are already working.