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Fri May 7, 2021, 08:15 AM

Duh! Hunger rates plummet after two rounds of stimulus

The percentage of Americans struggling with hunger is now at its lowest level since the pandemic began, suggesting the recent flood in aid from Washington is making a significant difference to families struggling economically.

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“Money helps,” said Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, an economist and director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, who has been tracking hunger rates closely throughout the pandemic. “We’re continuing to see signs of progress. That’s exciting. That’s good news.”

The rate of American adults in households struggling with food is now down more than 40 percent since its peak in December — a fact that Democrats are beginning to tout as proof that hundreds of billions of dollars in direct stimulus is working as intended as they push for another massive package despite growing GOP opposition to more spending.

Republicans have long sought to shrink government aid programs like food stamps, but Democrats see the current crisis as an opportunity to broadly expand the social safety net.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/hunger-rates-plummet-after-two-rounds-of-stimulus/ar-BB1gsz3C?ocid=msedgntp

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Fri May 7, 2021, 08:17 AM

1. But but but

Liz Cheney

Go Joe!

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Fri May 7, 2021, 08:28 AM

2. Money helps

So does leadership

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