Mayor Goes on Food Stamps – Best Social Media Story of 2012

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This is the best social media story of 2012, spawned by a challenge from a Twitter follower.  Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, tried living on food stamps for a week by spending just $4.32 per day.  He survived on canned corn and beans, and lots of sweet potatoes.  Sure, he’s a politician, and there’s probably some motivation for him to do this in the public eye, but he still tried it.  Visit his LinkedIn page for more, including what he ate via posts on the right side of the screen:  http://linkd.in/VcbKOc.