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Cory Booker may soon be
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Democratic Newark Mayor
Cory Booker may soon be
living on food stamps

Daily Caller, by Caroline May

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Posted By:garnet, 11/21/2012 2:38:40 PM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a noted rising star in the Democratic Party, may soon be living on food stamps. Booker has not fallen on hard times but, rather, has taken on a challenge to experience life enrolled into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamp program. The mayor — who interacts frequently with his Twitter followers — challenged one of his followers, @MWadeNC, to join him in the challenge of living on food stamps, after the tweeter, who bills herself as an “Army Veteran, Army Daughter, Army Wife … fighting against any and all forms of socialism
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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 11/21/2012 2:53:13 PM     (No. 9028024)

Who is going to feed his security detail?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gagolfer, 11/21/2012 2:58:49 PM     (No. 9028031)

Cory Booker is supposedly contemplating a challenge to Chris Christie for governor in the next election. That will be quite the race. Booker is a very popular mayor and rising star so it seems.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/21/2012 3:05:11 PM     (No. 9028041)

Yeah, rising corruptocrat, #2. Just your kinda guy.
Of course, he´ll get every bit of help from the Presnidebt that Christie thought he was buying......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LadyVet, 11/21/2012 3:08:35 PM     (No. 9028046)

Doing this only for a week is hardly a challenge at all. He should try it for 6 weeks or 3 months.

Of course, I guess the mayor would count it as cheating to buy a fish hook and go fishing and a few bullets to go hunting. One bullet might do if you´re a good shot. That would be pretty cheap eating and is how people got along for a long time. Of course, you´d have to think ahead more than 5 minutes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gartrell bibberts, 11/21/2012 3:09:41 PM     (No. 9028047)

Will Cory also receive the remainder of the $60,000 taxed equivalent "swag" that the average welfare recipient receives?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/21/2012 3:11:46 PM     (No. 9028048)

There are food stamps and then there are food stamps. It´s based on income and number in the family and may differ state to state. As a single man with a job, exactly how much would he receive ? Are we talking about the little old lady on SS getting $14 or the mom getting $800 or over $1000 a month ?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: trapper, 11/21/2012 3:16:36 PM     (No. 9028052)

$35 a week? That´s $5 a day. It´s doable, but it´s not easy. Eggs for protein and not much meat. Tang for vitamin C. And oddly enough, canned veggies are cheaper than fresh. Go figure. The cheap packaged food trap is where you get into trouble with the empty calories that just make you fat. That mac and cheese will kill you.

But that´s the point, isn´t it? You are not SUPPOSED to live on it. It is supposed to be a short term safety net that only keeps you from starving. You are SUPPOSED to go find a way so buy your own darned food. You are not supposed to sponge off me long term, and CERTAINLY not sponge off me for four generations or more.

Lazy bums. Enjoy my food that you get for nothing, just like you did last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, and the year before that....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 11/21/2012 3:32:26 PM     (No. 9028073)

Total exercise in BS. Food stamp allotment is not meant to be one´s sole source, and when there are more family members, the benefit is considerably larger. Plus - his assumption is that a family has bare cubbords to start with - no basics like flour and sugar? If that truely IS the case for food stamp families - they have much bigger problems than not enough money for food. Even so - $35 WILL feed a person for a week. Stay out of restaurants - know how to boil water. Buy a chunck of ham, 1 chicken, dozen eggs, box of rice, bag of beans, loaf of bread, small Bisquick, a lb or 2 of potatoes and some carrots. That outta be about #35 if you watch the sales. Gives you pancakes, ham and eggs, hash browns, ham and bean soup, chicken dinner, ham and chicken sandwiches, chicken soup.
I know, some of you will want to know what´s a food stamp person supposed to eat on day 2, but then again - that´s why this country is probably too far gone.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/21/2012 3:59:00 PM     (No. 9028108)

If you think that food stamps are suppose to be your whole budget they won´t be. It is a supplement. So Booker will whine and cry and demand that more be given to the food stamp recipient so they can have quality meals. It´s like the kids getting "free food" at school. The food stamps should be providing them with breakfast and lunch. But no they always need more and more. How high should it go, where will it stop?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99, 11/21/2012 4:11:45 PM     (No. 9028130)

Just a sham of an exercise with the whole point being to increase the handouts for the "gimme´s" and increase the voter base.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gagolfer, 11/21/2012 6:09:53 PM     (No. 9028285)

Heard later today on Fox that Booker will probably challenge Frank Lautenberg in the Democrat primary for the Senate.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NJVol, 11/21/2012 8:08:58 PM     (No. 9028438)

Lo siento, but I can buy a whole lot of food for $35. May not be what I´d want if I were making $100,000 per year, but I could certainly live on it, and decently. Buy only stuff on sale, period, including meat, canned veggies, pasta and so on. (Really ticked me off last year when the food banks came out to say they didn´t want my food gifts of mac ´n cheese, Ramen noodles, and canned veggies, ´cause they had too much sodium and I should only be contributing "healthy fare.") Right before Hurricane Sandy I bought a loaf of whole wheat Wonder Bread for $1.99 (at least 20 slices). Why the subsidized school breakfasts? Parent(s) can´t afford to give their kids a 10 cent -- with peanut butter and jelly call it 25 cents -- piece of toast?. OMG, I am beginning to be angry and sad at our Brave New World.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/21/2012 11:15:32 PM     (No. 9028674)

The $35 a week figure is plain bogus. According to NJ´s state website, "The Food Stamp Program provides food assistance to low income households. Program eligibility is based upon a household’s income, resources, and expenses for medical, shelter, and dependent care." So, for one person with zero income, monthly eligibility is $200/mo...or, $50 a week. New Jersey also provides cash benefits and support services to individuals with no dependent children, through our General Assistance (GA) program. Food stamps alone are only a portion of the largesse bestowed. Go to "New Jersey Helps" and do your own calculations.

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