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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Ah, a political stunt.
    These things are ALL stunts.

    Most of us grew up where we started off making low wages, and yes, even minimum wage. Some of us worked seasonal jobs where they didnt even require minimum wage. Knowing it would be expensive to live, many of us worked two jobs (a full and part time job)to makeends meet. If we were single we got room mates. I played college football with a guy that literally rented a mans converted tool shed. Even when I got my first sheet metal job, I worked a second job. In the military throughout a 20 year career I worked 2 jobs. I never knew ANYONE in my life that got a minimum wage job and felt like they had 'made it' and should be able to live off of that income.

    Its a thing we call 'life'.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Do the liberals in this thread realize she isn't a conservative mocking minimum wage but rather a liberal pointing out just how bad things are by posting her weekly menu if she made minimum wage?

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    For the record, the one I found was this: Equities.com Global Financial Community

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    Do the liberals in this thread realize she isn't a conservative mocking minimum wage but rather a liberal pointing out just how bad things are by posting her weekly menu if she made minimum wage?
    It doesn't matter, it's a shoddy presentation either way.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    From that article:

    Democratic Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Tim Ryan, and Keith Ellison are leading the charge in the House, with additional help from Ted Strickland, the former governor of Ohio and current president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. And those public officials participating insist that experiences like these are valuable for relating to constituents.

    "We need to try to experience, at least for a week, what life is really like. We can't do that totally, obviously—we'd have to change our entire lifestyles
    ," Strickland said on a media conference call Monday. "But at least those of us who are engaged in this effort will be able to experience at some level what it must be like for people who live week after week and month after month working really hard and just struggling to keep their nose above the water line."



    If you can't really live it, then it's not really relating. They really don't get it, because they still don't have the stress or worry at the end of the day that's associated with actually living it.
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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    Do the liberals in this thread realize she isn't a conservative mocking minimum wage but rather a liberal pointing out just how bad things are by posting her weekly menu if she made minimum wage?
    What's amusing is she thinks her menu is horrible. LOL!

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Jan Schakowsky, a Congressional member, is beginning her "Live the Wage" menu where she pretends she makes minimum wage and can only eat as much as she can afford. Here is her first menu:

    RE https://twitter.com/janschakowsky/st...78179966078976

    Looks like a normal menu to me. Three meals a day with snacks. No one's starving with that menu.
    Poverty in America is different than poverty in the third world. Things like clean, potable running water, electricity, substantial housing, telephone, television and an ample supply of food are taken for granted.

    Other stuff that this charade neglects to include is that minimum wage jobs are supposed to be temporary. If you consider an entry level position to be a career or a ceiling you've sold yourself short. These are supposed to be jobs for people just entering the work force who have other sources of household income.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    We need to try to experience, at least for a week, what life is really like. We can't do that totally, obviously—we'd have to change our entire lifestyles,"
    Repeated for truth.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    What's amusing is she thinks her menu is horrible. LOL!
    She has sweet potato and baked beans on the menu. It is horrible.

    And more seriously, it is almost impossible to judge just from the menu. Serving size is just one variable that is not listed but would need to be to really judge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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