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Poor people will starve to death within weeks if government shutdown continues

9 days ago   |   By Metro

Impoverished Americans are weeks away from potentially starving to death if the government shutdown continues, experts have warned.
One of the most devastating effects of a long-term shutdown - now in its 24th day - could soon hit the 38 million low-income Americans who are set to lose food stamps.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is on course to be completely out of funding by the end of February, meaning more than one in ten Americans will find themselves struggling or unable to pay for food, according to Joseph Brusuelas, chief economist for the accounting firm RSM US.
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