Skip to comments.(Mayor Moocher) Newark Mayor Cory Booker agrees to live off food stamps for a MONTH
Posted on 11/20/2012 3:15:11 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Mayor Cory Booker is known for his social media savvy, having helped direct emergency services in Newark, New Jersey to stranded citizens during snowstorms and field questions during Hurricane Sandy. Now he's taking the talk offline as he bet a Twitter trash-talker that he could live healthfully on food stamps for a month. The Democratic politician got into a dispute with a woman on Twitter who took issue with his dispelling of some free advice via Plutarch.
'An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics,' Booker wrote on Sunday morning. User @MWadeNC took issue with the quote, as it could be interpreted as a call to redistribute wealth. The debate progressed from there, with the woman arguing that it is not the place of the government to insure that everyone maintains high nutritional standards, but Booker responded that it is when it comes to children who need to be 'ready 2 learn' at school.
The argument took it's marked turn when the Twitter user made a slight about food stamp recipients, saying 'why is there a family today that is "too poor to afford breakfast"? are they not already receiving food stamps?' Booker responded: '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?'
Following up on the logistics, the user- whose real name has yet to be revealed- agreed and the Mayor called for a referee to make sure that the challenge was upheld. The University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, which is already organizing a similar challenge for its students, agreed to serve as a moderator.
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Thanks a lot America ... now with Obama's re-election high ranking Democrat pols feel even more entitled to taxpayer funded welfare with impugnity.
While we’re all showing how noble we can be, can I get some fee food for my family too?
What the hell? A mayor is going to “rough-it” with the po-people by getting and using some food stamps? Does that mean he’ll be eating nothing but oatmeal and Romin Noodles for a month? I think not.
Stupid political stunt. But those idiots out there (otherwise known as constituents) will give him an, “Aawwww. He cares about us and can relate to us. What a great leader!”
I could eat enough to become obese off food stamps and still have enough to barter for whatever else might strike my fancy.
What does a family of 5 get in some states? $1000?
They will believe him and admire. I have come to think libs are millions of mentally ill people all lying to each other about how right they are.
$668 in NJ per this:
That is more than a lot of families spend on food
$200 A MONTH FOR ONE PERSON.
Anyone who can’t eat well on that is proving he’s not all there.
Leftists tried to make a deal out of “eating on food stamps” earlier this year and found out the allowance is just too generous.
Yes you’re right.
AND in almost all cases, there is additional money to spend on food from who knows what, live-in boyfriends, relatives, TANF, also food from food banks.
AND the kiddies are covered by WIC up to age 5 and after that are fed breakfast and lunch at school, so those meals don’t need to be provided BUT aren’t considered in the food stamp calculation.
My God! That’s a lot of money. Geez, doesn’t sound like much of a hardship to me.
Lets see, considering that I’ll be going back to 20/week. Pfft. Easy.
In Californis for 2 it is $367. Hubby and I could eat pretty darn good on that. As it is I try to keep it $300 or below.
So food stamp people are eating better than us. Figures.
OMG I could feed a whole lot of people on what they get . It is WAY more than what I set aside for groceries and I don’t even spend what I set aside each month . It’s no wonder I see them buying the useless junk they buy every time I get stuck behind one at the check out line.
Using coupons and buy one get one free you can almost double the money. ebt shopping carts usually are filled way beyond the guy paying cash.
in fla family if 4 gets abt 650.00. which w coupons n sales =1000.00. doesnt count the kids eating brkfst n lunch free at school. also doesnt include WIC.
and you’re the ones paying for their meals too
Food stamps, you should ask for nothing more.
I don’t know how much it is , but my sister was overjoyed
to get $200 a month, then they called her back in and said
she was worth too much and they could only give her
$18 a month.
She had already filed for bankruptsy and was about to
lose her tiny condo, she has been fighting for disability
for FIVE YEARS.
Appearently she is not the correct TYPE.
Considering that I just ordered a large Jet's pizza for $16 that will give me lunch and dinner for the next 3 days (bleh!) I could lease a car on the left over monies.......
Corey Booker is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s hero (remember him . . . “Michael Jackson’s rabbi?”). Believe it or not, Boteach actually ran as the Republican nominee for a House seat from New Jersey. I’m glad he lost. Can you imagine the damage that would have done to conservative/Jewish relations?
Food stamps were meant to be a supplement. People on food stamps typically receive welfare checks, or social security checks, or some type of modest pension. The publicity stunts where someone tries to buy groceries for a month on $200 worth of food stamps are just that, stunts. They were never meant to be the only way a person bought groceries.
wow. A single homeless man could probably get over a hundred bucks a month. Most people don’t even know the homeless get food stamps.
MY sister’s family bit the bullet during hard times a few decades ago and went on food stamps for a few months. She was amazed and appalled at the sudden increase in their food budget, and stocked up on several YEARS worth of storable staples.
We live on less than that with my family of 6. In Fairbanks Alaska. Pretty much everything has to be shipped or trucked long distance to get here.
That much is criminal.
“Corey Booker is Rabbi Shmuley Boteachs hero (remember him . . . Michael Jacksons rabbi?). Believe it or not, Boteach actually ran as the Republican nominee for a House seat from New Jersey. Im glad he lost. Can you imagine the damage that would have done to conservative/Jewish relations?”
yeah but the pro arab democrat won.
Corey Booker as mayor is invited to round-the-clock banquets each day of his term - he won’t be able to fit any food from food stamps
Corey Booker is Rabbi Shmuley Boteachs hero (remember him . . . Michael Jacksons rabbi?). Believe it or not, Boteach actually ran as the Republican nominee for a House seat from New Jersey. Im glad he lost. Can you imagine the damage that would have done to conservative/Jewish relations?
yeah but the pro arab democrat won.
I prefer black-and-white to shades of gray.
Do you have any idea the nonsense Boteach has been into in his life?
.Was there a weigh-in?
.Was there a disclosure about who was going to physically do the shopping? his Honor the Mayor or some schlepp as intern-shopper....
Not to mention, in some jurisdictions, the kids are even given backpacks at school on Fridays which contain food to be taken home for the weekend.
So food stamp people are eating better than us. Figures.
Have you looked at the stuff they buy? Apparently, the store brand is beneath them....
Okay, so we spend more than that for our family of four, but we pay for it out of our own pockets, and eat lots of gourmet, and almost never eat out. I have in the past and believe I could again eat well on $600/month if needed. I had a friend years ago who very temporarily received food stamps in order to get by after getting out of a very abusive marriage. She received about $320 for herself and 3 children (all too old for her to qualify for WIC). She was very frugal and saved a generous portion of each month’s benefits to help supplement for many months after she went back to work, which she did as soon as possible. There are too many fat people on food stamps and disability.
Does anyone think that this is a real challenge?
I’m sure it’s prearranged, with the shill and Booker both failing miserably. To prove how poor the SNAP benefits are, and how they need to be increased.
Exaclty. This is psyops, pure and simple.
The Food-Stamp Crime Wave
The number of food-stamp recipients has soared to 44 million from 26 million in 2007. Not surprisingly, fraud and abuse are rampant..Millionaires are now legally entitled to collect food stamps as long as they have little or no monthly income. Thirty-five states have abolished asset tests for most food-stamp recipients. These and similar “paperwork reduction” reforms advocated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are turning the food-stamp program into a magnet for abuses and absurdities.
From the USDA website : Thirty-five states have abolished asset test
sounds like you can have a home and lot, but not more than $2,000 (or $3,000) in a bank account.
Households may have $2,000 in countable resources, such as a bank account, or $3000 in countable resources if at least one person is age 60 or older, or is disabled. However, certain resources are NOT counted, such as a home and lot..
So just go spend down your bank account and buy some 22” spinner rims for your Escalade, and you’ll be fine.
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