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Lawmaker cuts budget to $3 a day

Rep. McGovern tries eating on average food stamp benefit

By Bella English
Globe Staff / May 19, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- US Representative James P. McGovern pushed his grocery cart along the aisle at Safeway in southeast D.C., pausing for an agonizing moment in front of the coffee. Safeway brand, the cheapest, is three bucks a can. "This gets my juices running in the morning," he said. Into the cart it went. (Full article: 1176 words)

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