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Food Stamps Reform / New York Recipient #237255

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 20, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford sends his food stamp reform plan to Congress
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Plan would put $6550 maximum as ceiling for family of 4. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz tells Senator Agriculture Committee plan would save $1 billion. [Senator George McGOVERN - says critics of program wanted it reduced to poverty program.] [BUTZ - says 1/4 of recipients will have their benefits incrd. Benefits should be transferred to those who need it.]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(NYC) Hilda Robles hired as assistant teacher 3 years ago. She earns $6200 yr. Her aid to dependent children brings her annual income, before taxes, to $9500. She pays $200 rent month Her expenses cited. She pays $164 for $192 worth of stamps. [ROBLES - says will be difficult under Ford's plan.] Rice, beans and pigs' feet is supper; all bought with stamps.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

Cronkite, Walter;
Harrington, Gerald;
Walker, Hal

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