Mayor Cory Booker to live off food stamps for a week after making Twitter challenge


Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker is getting ready to spend a week living only on food stamps. Why? It all started with a Twitter spat after Mayor Booker Tweeted a Greek proverb:

Another Tweeter accused the mayor of wanting to redistribute wealth. Mayor Booker Tweeted back that investing in schools and nutrition would save money in the long run.

Then a self-described Army wife Tweeted that “nutrition is not the responsibility of the government.” That prompted the mayor to Tweet:

The woman agreed…and the food stamp challenge is on!

So what do you think of Mayor Booker’s idea? Post your thoughts!