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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 01:21 PM

Policitians live on minimum wage, but not really

All of this is because de Blasio, along with seven other elected officials in the Big Apple, is living on minimum wage for one week as part of the “Workers Rising” challenge organized by UnitedNY and New York Community for Change. Each one has $92 to spend for the entire week, and a chronicle of their struggles shared on Twitter under the hashtag #canyousurvive reveals all are having a difficult time adjusting.


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/26/19663755-canyousurvive-politicians-try-living-on-minimum-wage-but-then-what?lite

I think this is great. However, all politicians, particularly right wingers, should be made to live on $92 a week for a month, but living in the corresponding home that goes along with that - the street.

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Reply Policitians live on minimum wage, but not really (Original post)
Sarah Ibarruri Jul 2013 OP
RC Jul 2013 #1
Arkansas Granny Jul 2013 #2
Sarah Ibarruri Jul 2013 #3
angstlessk Jul 2013 #4
Sarah Ibarruri Jul 2013 #5

Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 01:29 PM

1. Does this $92 include a place to live/sleep?

 

A cell phone? Transportation? If they take any meds, do they have those with them? If so, why?

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Response to RC (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 01:31 PM

2. That's probably some of that "not really" part.

We can't have these people feeling deprived, now, can we?

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Response to RC (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 01:38 PM

3. I don't think so. How could it? Once you subtract food, how much is left?

Not enough for anything.

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 04:35 PM

4. I am sorry, anyone who has to suvive on $92.00 per week, will NOT get a $7.00 sandwitch

Some of his most recent meals? A $7 turkey sandwich, a $5 hot dog and a slice of pizza he bought in the hopes of saving money for dinner.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:06 PM

5. Exactly. They will go to a where homeless go for food

Or whatever those things are called.

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