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    #LivetheWage

    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.

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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.
    Ah, a political stunt.

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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.
    What she isnt taking into factor is 1.)Housing 2.)Bills 3.)Transportation 4.)Medical costs, etc etc


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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.
    Gee, something looks missing from that list.

    Oh yeah, the prices of the items, as well as how she's going to have to divy up her income between her food and everything else she has to pay for. This is the most idiotic, foolish and ill conceived stunt I've ever seen.

    It's also dumb.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    What she isnt taking into factor is 1.)Housing 2.)Bills 3.)Transportation 4.)Medical costs, etc etc
    They figured 77 dollars after taxes and housing, so that is what they get for the week. Source I found did not go into details on how they arrived at that number.
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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    They figured 77 dollars after taxes and housing, so that is what they get for the week. Source I found did not go into details on how they arrived at that number.
    As far as I could tell the "details" are the grocery list. Did you see something I didn't?

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    As far as I could tell the "details" are the grocery list. Did you see something I didn't?
    I think he's talking about this:
    Could You Live on $77 a Week? - NationalJournal.com

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Behold...the life of the college student. Or your typical single soldier. Or an oil rig worker making 25 an hour.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Damn, I'd have to start drinking Bud-Lite, shoot me.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Thanks, but while the list in and of itself seems innocuous enough, I'd be a lot more sold on it if it included the prices. Crunching the numbers is the reality of putting together an affordable shopping list, and excluding them, especially when you add a politician and a publicity stunt into the mix, makes it look fishy.

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