VIDEO: The Origin Of Government Cheese

Jun 11, 2019
Originally published on October 30, 2019 12:16 pm

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In 1976, Jimmy Carter made a single campaign promise that snowballed into a longstanding cultural phenomenon: government cheese. It shows up in comedy sketches, songs and even a cooking show with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg.

So what is government cheese, and how did the U.S. government end up buying two pounds of cheese for every American?

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