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Newark's Mayor Will Live Off Food Stamps After Challenge on Twitter

Yasha Wallin

Avid Twitter user Cory Booker, Newark, New Jersey's mayor got into a debate Sunday night with a Twitter user over whether the government is responsible for making sure school kids get proper nutrition. When asked, “Why there is a family today that is ‘too poor’ to afford breakfast?” Booker shot back a challenge. “Lets you and I try to live on food stamps in New Jersey (high cost of living) and feed a family for a week or month. U game?”

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  • Vast Shadow

    He isn't going to do it. The government isn't in any stance to try to boost food stamps. You should already know that... The Government is already in a Obamacare weight that actually deducts money out of the same funding foodstamps runs under. SOCIAL SECURITY.

    I have food stamps, I'm disabled... Nothing to feel sorry for, more or less just really lazy. I could work at... Wallmart, Target, numerous other low income places... Still be able to get on food stamps with those type of jobs. There is some people I know that make 50,000 a year and still can get food stamps from their monthly pay being considered low -- They don't get on food stamps because their to proud too. I do because, its free food, I don't care that the government pays for it -- I'm glad everyone is paying for my food. An I'm a jackass
    I think its funny and I like how people be like, YOu are so smart... An i be like, yep its a disability.

    But if any you would like too. Try living on $100 a month, add an extra hundred for every kid in your house. That is how food stamps work.
    I get 105 a month. I was getting 104 a month, until I made a complaint...

    You will find that you can only afford all of the processed meats, starchy, instant meals... That have zero food nutrition. Anything that is `nutritious costs a lot.

    You could afford 10 pounds of candy or a 3 pound brisket. You have to think... Do I wanna eat good one night or eat candy for the week and hope my pancreas and colon can take it.

    I still don't get whats the big deal about feeling guilty...
    Taxes are a form of Slavery.

    Every 10 minutes there is possibly over a million dollars made in simple sales tax... BUT there is still debt? Inflation is a problem? Prices still need to be high?