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Fox Pundit Jokes Food Stamps Could Be A Diet Plan

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.

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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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4:54PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

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.

7:37AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

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.

5:30AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

no worse than jokes made on CNN all the time

12:10AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

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

9:37PM PST on Nov 30, 2012

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

9:28PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

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

9:28PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

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

1:33PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

You cannot currently send a star to Dorothy because you have done so within the last week. Thanks Dorothy :)

9:09AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

Heartless Bitch! Some people should at least try to USE their brain before they open their mouth. It appears as if this "woman" doesn't have a brain or a heart! I stopped watching Faux News a long time ago.

6:47AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

Boycott these businesses - and let them know WHY!

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