Newark Mayor Corey Booker To Live On Food Stamps For a Week

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This is as real as it h on the streets for a politician. Booker and a Twitter follower are at odds about the government funding food programs. To prove how difficult it is for some families to survive, Booker wants to show how difficult it is to survive off food stamps for a week. I see a trend in black leadership. Let's keep the momentum going.

According to Yahoo:

Cory Booker, America's favorite mayor and occasional superhero, is preparing to live for a week or more on food stamps—if his challenge to a Twitter user is accepted.

The challenge came when the Newark mayor got into a tête-à-tête on Twitter about the role of government in funding food programs for schoolchildren.

"We have a shared responsibility that kids go to school nutritionally ready," Booker wrote on Sunday after a follower tweeted nutrition "is not a responsibility of the government."

Booker—who said last week that superstorm Sandy prompted him to postpone his decision to run for New Jersey governor against Chris Christie—then responded to a tweet from another follower who doubted there are families "'too poor' to afford breakfast."

"[Let's] 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," the mayor wrote. "U game?"

The user, "TwitWit," replied, "Sure, Mayor, I'm game."

"Great. Let's do this," Booker wrote. "I hope you live in New Jersey. Let's film it and see how we do."
Booker added that they would have to get a referee.

On his monthly radio show, the Democratic mayor said the response to the storm delayed his 2013 gubernatorial plans. "The reality is Sandy has pushed my timeline back," Booker said.

The mayor said he would not make a decision on a potential run against Christie until mid-December.
Christie, it's worth noting, has not said whether he will seek re-election.

Source: Yahoo News

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  • GOOD

    Corey booker for president he is a real politician not a fake one out for himself im a white male 27 years old and hes the only politician i respect cause he cares. WHILE CHRIS CRISTIE IS EATING MCDONALDS 10 TIMES A WEEK PLUS EATING AT THE BEST RESTAURANT IN NY/NJ COREY BOOKER IS READY IN A SEC OND TO GO ON FOOD STAMPS TO SHOW HOW INADEQUATE $138 A MONTH FOR A SINGLE MAN/WOMAN FOR A MONTH IS FUCKIN INSANITY AND ESPECIALLY IF YOU WAN TO EAT HEALTHY LIKE VEGETABLES JUST CANT BE DONE

  • Nonya

    He should make it a MONTH instead of one week to really see how difficult it is for a family to live one. I would watch THAT reality show. MAKE IT A MONTH MAYOR!

  • http://twitter.com/kfosterNJ kfosterNJ

    How unoriginal and set up by someone looking for press. As a NJ democrat, I would never vote for this corporate shill. Corey boo boo – a dolla make me holla.