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Food Stamps / Michigan #238948

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1975
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(Studio) Senator passes bill freezing prices of food stamps for rest of year Senate committee hearing of program abuses occurs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Shirley Stacey on welfare. She has 2 children and husband out of work. She gets $304 each month 27% income goes for food. $82 buys $122 food stamps. Stamp recipients appeared at hearing as witnesses. Witnesses complain of long lines, red tape and threatened stamp price increases [Senator Philip HART - says almost all who get food stamps hard put. No fraud.] [Mayor Coleman YOUNG - says only fraud perpetrated by President, Congress, and government on poor and starving.] Hart wants to expand program.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy

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