Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) has already established himself as the most hands-on mayor in the entire universe despite governing the largest and one of the most dangerous cities in New Jersey. (Need your driveway cleared of snow? Booker’s out in the cold with a shovel on it. Trapped inside a burning building? He’ll personally save you. Staying up all night because you waited until the last minute to finish a school report on the Mayor? He’s happy to help you write it. Have some transgender friends who are nervous about moving to Newark? Booker will call them personally. He’s so helpful he even annoys the Governor with his helpfulness.)
So when one of Booker’s Twitter followers — who describes herself as a “Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR), fighting against any and all forms of socialism/communism” — sparked a debate over food stamps, obviously, Booker was not just going to have a rhetorical debate with the woman. He proposed that they both go on food stamps for a week so they could both understand what that situation felt like:
— TwitWit (@MWadeNC) November 19, 2012
*We, however, are not taking part in this food stamps experiment, so please go buy something on Amazon.com through this helpful link right now so we can buy our food the ‘Murican way — by begging strangers on the internet to buy shit on Amazon, not government hand-outs. ‘Murica!!
Photo: Jamelle Bouie via flickr