Why the government wants more people to use food stamps

The government is encouraging more people to use food stamps.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending nearly $3 million on advertisements targeting the elderly, working poor, the unemployed and Hispanics.

Research has shown many people who could benefit from government assistance don't understand the requirement of the program.

The ads come amid a bitter fight over how to fund this benefit.

Republicans say they want to turn it into a grant program while the democrats are not willing to make major cuts.

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