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The Trump administration is pushing for tougher work requirements for SNAP and food stamp recipients, hurting the very people who are struggling the most. Food stamps have long been a politically potent subject. From Reagan to Clinton, food stamps have been mischaracterized, and so have the people who receive them.

Chuck Collins, director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies, joined The Real News Network to dispel common myths about food stamps and food stamp recipients.

A full transcript of this interview is available at The Real News Network.

Chuck Collins directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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