Newark Mayor Corey Booker To Live Off Food Stamps For A Week

Source: Catalina Camia / USA Today

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is planning to live off food stamps for a week after challenging a follower on Twitter.

Booker, a New Jersey Democrat considered one of his party’s rising stars, is a prolific user of the micro-blogging site.

On Sunday, the mayor got into a lengthy exchange on Twitter when he posted a quote from the Greek historian Plutarch: “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”

What ensued was criticism that Booker was advocating a redistribution of wealth. Twitter user @MWadeNC tweeted that “nutrition is not a responsibility of the government,” which caused Booker to respond that “we have a shared responsibility that kids go to school nutritionally ready 2 learn.”

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