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Cory Booker is still partaking in his week-long food stamps challenge, but the lack of caffeine is driving him a little crazy. An admitted addict of coffee and other caffeinated beverages, on day two of the challenge, Booker took to his blog to give another somber peek into what life is like when pretending to live […]
Mayor Cory Booker is feeling the heat from not eating. Newark N.J.’s lovable mayor will live off less than $2.00 a day for seven days so he can see what it’s like to be on food stamps, and judging by his tweets, he’s going through life changes.
Most people are on food stamps because they have no choice, but Cory Booker has taken an alternate route. The Newark, N.J. mayor, bringing in nearly $14,000 a month, announced that he will live off the equivalent of food stamps for an entire week, starting tomorrow.
As the nation continues to be crippled by the economic downturn, a record number of Americans have turned to food stamps for assistance. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a 46.7 million Americans used food stamps, in the month of June. The number is up 51 percent since October of 2008. By the […]