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Newark Mayor Cory Booker: $80.4B Food Stamp Program ‘Not a Government Handout’
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Patrick Burke

Posted on 12/10/2012 11:00:28 AM PST by Olog-hai

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.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; corybooker; ebt; foodstamps; freecheeze; newark; socialism; stamps; tbone; welfarestate
Wow.
1 posted on 12/10/2012 11:00:46 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a handout-——idiot.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 11:02:10 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

If I had to make a pie-in-the-sky guess, I would say less than 15% of the people on food stamps actually need them. The other 85% are lazy moochers who want their free food, big screen TV with cable, and leased luxury cars.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 11:03:45 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Venturer
Giving people free stuff for any length of time makes them dependent on the givers and soon they demand it.
4 posted on 12/10/2012 11:04:11 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Olog-hai
If it's not a hand up it's a hand out.

Millions commit food stamp fraud every year

5 posted on 12/10/2012 11:05:54 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: rarestia

Don’t forget their free phones!


6 posted on 12/10/2012 11:07:16 AM PST by FES0844
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To: riverrunner

7 posted on 12/10/2012 11:12:23 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: C210N

How discriminatory of ’em. After all, “bears” refers to a certain segment of the gay community and all . . .


8 posted on 12/10/2012 11:15:28 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Venturer

I wonder if he just got back from Seattle.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 11:15:30 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Olog-hai

Up is down. Bad is good. Black is white. In is out...ad infinitum. These DIMocRATs are tooooooo much! Am I missing something...are the recipients of this HANDOUT paying for this stuff??????? Is this mayor’s head misshapen?????


10 posted on 12/10/2012 11:16:18 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t care. I’m supporting this guy for Gov. We need to stop Fat RINO stupid Christie from being the 2016 nominee.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 11:16:54 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: hal ogen

You forgot the Party-approved “war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength” . . .


12 posted on 12/10/2012 11:19:14 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: C210N
Stolen from me. I wrote this back in 2011.

Maybe even back to 2010.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 11:20:38 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Olog-hai

I really do need to go to the reeducation camp for a while...don’t I?


14 posted on 12/10/2012 11:32:39 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

Why don’t you, Mayor, ask WHY these people have to have this government “safety net” IOW, welfare instead of working to support themselves?

Where are the great jobs that Newark had in the 40s, 50’s and 60’s?

Why can’t people SUPPORT THEMSELVES?

Where are the jobs Obama promised?


15 posted on 12/10/2012 11:39:49 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Olog-hai
OBAMAS WORK BOOTS, NEW SHOES
16 posted on 12/10/2012 11:42:03 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Olog-hai

This ignorant turd is beyond belief.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 11:44:06 AM PST by Logical me
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To: OpusatFR

I’m often reminded of what happened in Manhattan, NYC, which used to be one of the country’s biggest manufacturing centers in the 50s (if you can believe that). Along came Mayor Robert F. Wagner, who instituted all sorts of government programs, and the consequence was so many manufacturing jobs fleeing the city that he had to expand government services (a self-perpetuating disease). Of course, NYC was one of the first cities that instituted total government control of the mass transit systems, forcing the private subway companies to hold down fares to unprofitable levels until they eventually had to sell out to the city (the city-owned IND came along as unfair “competition” as well); expansion came to a standstill after that. Such policies rapidly expanded to neighboring cities such as Newark, of course, with even worse ramifications.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 11:48:23 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe it helps Americans, maybe it helps families in need, maybe it’s a safety net that yadda yadda yadda ... but none of those changes the fact that it’s a government handout.

This reminds me of the people who say Social Security isn’t an “entitlement” because they’re entitled to it.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 11:57:05 AM PST by Tax-chick (More than you ever wanted to know, right?)
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To: Olog-hai

No, it’s Reparations, right Cory?


20 posted on 12/10/2012 11:57:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s right up to a point. It’s another government money laundering project.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 12:22:33 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Olog-hai

Giving a man a fish is also not a handout.

Giving a panhandler a dollar is also not a handout.

In both cases, the man/woman will have something to eat.

The problem is with the dictionary definition of the word “handout”.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 12:42:42 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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23 posted on 12/10/2012 1:38:35 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Uhhhh, yeh it is.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 2:07:50 PM PST by marsh2
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To: freekitty

the real purpose and a majority of the money is to support a massive bloated bureaucracy


25 posted on 12/10/2012 2:11:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Funny, that’s about exactly the amount Obama wants to take from the 2%.


26 posted on 12/10/2012 2:33:18 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: GeronL

Which means payoffs


27 posted on 12/10/2012 4:16:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Olog-hai
That's because Booker doesn't consider reparations, handouts.
28 posted on 12/10/2012 4:23:49 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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