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New Jersey Mayor Is Going on Food Stamps

Newark mayor Cory Booker is going to get on the level of his city’s struggling by going one week on food stamps only, spending about $29.87 on groceries (the average amount a person on food stamps has to spend on a week of food). “People have a real lack of understanding of the struggles that many families have to go through—hard working families that play by the rules,” Booker says. “One of my main goals will be to shine light on programs like this and dispel stereotypes that exist.” Of course, it wasn’t long before his first true challenge was met, as he pointed out on Twitter …

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