Monday, December 10, 2012

Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker: "Food stamps are not a handout"

The correct term is welfare. Deal with it or get off food stamps. 
( – Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker says the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), which spent $80.4 billion in fiscal 2012, is “not a government handout.”
“I hope and understand that people are getting a better recognition that this is a program that really helps America, helps families in need,” Booker said on Friday, while describing his fourth day of living on a SNAP budget.
“It’s not a government handout,” he said. “If anything, it’s a safety net that helps people through difficult times and bridges them towards stability.”

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