Conn. Sen. Murphy takes food stamp challenge

May 21, 2013 Full story: USA Today 11

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is learning to eat lean and mean this week. The freshman lawmaker is taking the 'SNAP' challenge, living off the equivalent of what Connecticut families receive in food stamps.

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Justin

United States

#1 May 21, 2013
Well, does he get to take the week off from work too?
For a guy who typically works 50 hours a week, chilling in front of the TV and eating McDonalds would feel like a vacation.

Since: Sep 11

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#2 May 21, 2013
He will probably gain 50 pounds and start smoking. he can afford it now.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 May 21, 2013
I wonder if he'll figure out he can sell the cards for 50 cents on the dollar. Never hurts to have a little extra cash.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#4 May 22, 2013
This is news?!?!?

Too much corruption going on in the Obama administration and this is what is being discussed?!?!?!

Deviate the 'conversation' to another matter.
sue

Cromwell, CT

#5 May 22, 2013
Is he running this year? What a stunt.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#6 May 22, 2013
I doubt anyone on SNAP is out at the airport buying a $1.11 bagel.

They are probably at the Hostess Outlet Store purchasing day old bread.

What a jerk!!

He is an insult to people who struggle every day to feed their families.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 22, 2013
If he has children it is immoral to deny them food, even if it is only for one week. It is even more immoral to deny food to children just because you want to give all the fruit of those who labor to a few rich guys.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#8 May 22, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
I doubt anyone on SNAP is out at the airport buying a $1.11 bagel.
They are probably at the Hostess Outlet Store purchasing day old bread.
What a jerk!!
He is an insult to people who struggle every day to feed their families.
The true insult is giving away the resources these people truly need to the lazy and the scammers.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#9 May 22, 2013
RustyS wrote:
I wonder if he'll figure out he can sell the cards for 50 cents on the dollar. Never hurts to have a little extra cash.
It never hurts to have a little gray matter either. For you it won't come cheaply.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 May 22, 2013
Gravediggers wrote:
This is news?!?!?
Too much corruption going on in the Obama administration and this is what is being discussed?!?!?!
Deviate the 'conversation' to another matter.
We'll leave the deviance to you, Graverobber.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#11 May 22, 2013
sue wrote:
Is he running this year? What a stunt.
A good one too.

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