Cory Booker Discusses Food Stamp Challenge on The Daily Show



After completing his food stamp challenge, Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” last night to discuss his experience. “He discussed his recent week in the life of a food stamp recipient, saying the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, is not a social safety net so much as an investment in society. 'It’s more than a social safety net,' Booker said when Stewart asked about Booker’s week of living off food costing less than $4.25 a day. 'I challenge that metaphor. If you empower somebody to succeed and that child becomes a biologist, an entrepreneur, it grows our economy. We all benefit.'”

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