Fox Pundit Jokes Food Stamps Could Be A Diet Plan

Written by Rebecca Leber

Fox Business kicked off Thanksgiving eve with a joke about food stamps. Discussing Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker’s challenge to live on food stamps for one week, Fox pundit Andrea Tantaros said that living on a $133 monthly allowance for food would make her look “fabulous.” Meanwhile, a record number of Americans actually rely on this budget, for less than $1.50 per meal.

STUART VARNEY (HOST): Could you live on $133 per month for food?

TANTAROS: I should try it because do you know how fabulous I’d look? I’d be so skinny. I mean, the camera adds ten pounds, it really does. I’d be looking great.

Watch it:

Far from a diet, not having enough food to eat is a harsh reality for 50 million people. The average Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) household has a monthly income of $731, and 76 percent include a child, elderly or disabled person. Without SNAP, even more Americans would go hungry.

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.

 

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269 comments

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.8 months ago

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Jeffrey M.
Jeffrey Masters3 years ago

Just seen a 'Hobo camp" covering at least 2 acres of vacant lot just off Hwy 99 in Fresno California .Shocking !!!! Will not see the GOP / FOX people cover that as a news item anytime soon.

Pauline Bacon
Pauline Bacon3 years ago

OMG, Sarah does that really mean you watch to CNN!!? Gasp. Most folks who get their news from FOX would never stoop so low as to watch any other news.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago

no worse than jokes made on CNN all the time

Kynthia R.
Kynthia Rosgeal3 years ago

Fox news, sinking to new lows on a daily basis.

Mary L.
Mary L.3 years ago

Heartless, callous, stupid and cruel. Yep, Fox talking creatures.

Filippos Kastanomatakis

Hundreds of millions of people would jump a hole in the air if they had half of 133$ a month to live on ! ! !

Filippos Kastanomatakis

Hundreds of millions of people would jump a hole in the air if they had half of 133$ a month to live on ! ! !

Susan Allen
SusanAWAY Allen3 years ago

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