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Yesterday we had a story about SNAP benefits being reduced because of the declared end of the pandemic, and I speculated about further cuts as a result of the debt ceiling negotiations - all of which won't be good for folks on food stamps and the retailers that cater to them.  An MNB reader emailed me to decry the reduced benefits and recall relevant words from Hubert Humphrey, which in turn reminded me of one of my favorite quotes from Robert F. Kennedy.