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FUGGEDABOUTIT Newark Mayor Will Live Off Food Stamps Mel Evans / AP Photo

Newark Mayor Will Live Off Food Stamps

Well, Newark Mayor Cory Booker isn’t afraid to be a hero. From pulling a neighbor from a burning building to fixing a traffic light, the colorful mayor is taking his hands-on approach to a new level by announcing he’ll go on food stamps for a year. On Sunday night, he got into a debate with a Twitter user over whether the government is responsible for making sure school kids get proper nutrition. When asked, “Why there is a family today that is ‘too poor’ to afford breakfast?” Booker shot back a challenge. “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?” University of Bridgeport offered to referee, and the contest is on. Just one question: how will he qualify exactly?

November 19, 2012 5:32 PM