U.S. food-stamp use, which Republicans have cited as evidence of a failing economy, dropped 0.3 percent in February from the previous month, the government said.
About 46.326 million Americans received aid, down from 46.45 million in January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in an e-mail. Participation was 4.8 percent higher than a year earlier. February was the second consecutive monthly drop.
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