Congress should pay attention and get serious about funding Food Stamps and other efforts to address the nation's dismal poverty.
Hopefully Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker's example will shame the Republican dominated Congress into giving up their Ebenezer Scrooge policy of promoting hunger and misery in America.
New Jersey gets Cory Booker. Tennessee gets Scott DesJarlais. Why, oh why?
Chickpeas and lettuce. No coffee. That’s what Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker had for breakfast on his second day living on the food budget of an average American receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
From Dec. 4 to Dec. 12, Booker has agreed to eat only what he could buy with just under $30 – about $4 per day – and with fewer than two days completed, Booker’s already faced challenges.
Politico tried to help the mayor out by suggesting low-cost meals, but Booker rejected their meat-laden ideas, tweeting, “Not helping much. I’m a vegetarian.”
Booker told constituents about his first day on the SNAP challenge in a fire-side-chat-style video posted to WayWire, the social media site he co-founded.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker Says Acess to Food is a Social Justice Issue
Actual Food Stamp Users Weigh In
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker's Food Stamp Breakfast: Chick Peas and Lettuce: