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Food Stamp Challenge

"Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) stood before the refrigerated section of the Safeway on Capitol Hill yesterday and looked longingly at the eggs.

At $1.29 for a half-dozen, he couldn't afford them.

Ryan and three other members of Congress have pledged to live for one week on $21 worth of food, the amount the average food stamp recipient receives in federal assistance. That's $3 a day or $1 a meal. They started yesterday." - Washington Post

Mr. Ryan is posting his progress for all to read.

From a recent post:
    "I’m feeling much better today. Yesterday, I didn’t eat anything at all until lunchtime, and that really took a lot out of me."
I really want to believe something good will come from this. Sadly, I don't believe a week of this is long enough for the people involved to fully comprehend the situation.

Maybe the parties involved should be forced to live on minimum wage for a month as well. You know, to get the full effect.