The US government shutdown was not to blame for the crashing of the food stamp program for poor families in 17 states on October 12, just the latest in a long line of snafus by private contractors hired by government.
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By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective The US has reached a budget impasse forcing the Federal government to partially shut down some of its operations, beginning October 1. The shutdown has affected agencies that provide social services, and around 800,000 civil servants who were forced to go on unpaid leave and 1.3 million more who are…
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