This year 26 million people will receive monthly food stamp benefits, at a cost to taxpayers of more than $24 billion.

Despite the increased emphasis on self-reliance as directed by President Clinton and Congress through the Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act of 1996, analysts anticipate there will be little impact on food stamp rolls.

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