Tags: booker | food | stamps | newark

Newark Mayor Booker Offers to Live on Food Stamps for a Week

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 01:30 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Newark Mayor Cory Booker offered to live on food stamps for a week in a Twitter exchange Sunday night with a self-described Army wife and veteran.

After Booker wrote a tweet extolling the virtues of government investment in “schools, nutrition, etc.,” the woman offered this response, “nutrition is not a responsibility of the government,” Politico reports.

Booker begged to differ. “We have a shared responsibility that kids go to school nutritionally ready 2 learn,” he wrote. “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?”

The woman’s response: "Sure, Mayor, I'm game."

Booker wrote back, "Great. Let's do this. I hope you live in New Jersey. Let's film it and see how we do."




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Border Patrol Agent Fires at Armed Militia Member

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 20:14 PM

The Border Patrol says an agent shot at someone near the Texas-Mexico border who later identified himself as a militia m . . .

Calif. Senate Approves Sweetened Tax Credits For Hollywood Studios

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 19:50 PM

The California State Senate has approved legislation on a 32-2 vote to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax c . . .

Groups Appeal GOP-Backed Fla. Congressional Maps, OK 2014 Vote

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 19:35 PM

A coalition of voters rights organizations that successfully sued Florida over gerrymandering is appealing the state's n . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved