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Food stamps again a vivid symbol in poverty debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "end welfare as we know it." Partisans tend to see what they want to see in the food stamp program: barely enough bread and milk to sustain...