The problem, of course, is that the politicians who really need to know what it's like trying to survive on around $33 a week aren't participating in the challenge. The article notes that Eric Cantor had a single meal recently that cost over $300. I think the most expensive meal I've ever had was $40 and I felt kinda guilty for splurging on it. It's definitely not something I could afford to do regularly.
I've been fortunate enough that even during my occasional bout of unemployment I've not had to sign up for food stamps. I'm amazed anyone can survive for long if that is their only source of income for purchasing food. And the Republicans want to slash what little they get even more. #seb
Elected Officials Attempt Living On Food Stamps
Jackie Spier is discovering how difficult it is to shop and buy food on just over $32.00 per week. She and seven other Congressional Democrats have taken the Food Stamp Challenge, where they commit to…
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