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Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 6:10 PM
They are forever closing, for a day or two, the local community markets for taking snap/ebt/any other welfare money in exchange for tobacco, beer and other forbidden items including lottery tickets. A friend of mine works in a casino in NJ and they all cash welfare checks at the casinos. It is a much abused system.
I happen to be a fan of Cory Booker, mayor of Newark and raising star in the Democratic Party. He's young, articulate, and represents a new school of politician in the black community. His struggle to displace the old guard that focused on fire and brimstone and shakedowns and intimidation was epic. Armed with a great education and outgoing personality, he used charm and tricks learned in debating class to get in office and gain high regard.

Yet the longer he's in office, the more it appears his goals are not unlike those of predecessor Sharp James.

Promoting victimization, income redistribution,...