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Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans. 

Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!

I want a reality tv show where politicians have to live in poverty for a month. They have to live in Government housing, shop with food stamps, and get only a limited amount of money for clothes. Because here, they still have all their trappings, lilke nice cars and thousand dollar suits. I want them in Walmart jeans trying to determine if they can afford a carton of milk. 

Give them a full calendar year. I want to see them confident in January, and sometime around June choking back tears at the Safeway because they are tired, so tired, of eating 25 cent cup noodles, eyeing other peoples’ full grocery carts with a dull bewilderment. Let me see them despair because they have a persistent nagging cough that won’t go away and might be turning into pneumonia but the minute clinic is $60, which might as well be as six million dollars, either way they ain’t got it to spare - and that doesn’t count the cost of prescriptions. Let me hear them tell people about the muscle cramps they get at night due to eating non-nutritious garbage for months, the weakness from persistent hunger. Let them know the shame and frustration of only owning one pair of cheap polyester pants for work and one pair of thrift-store jeans, and both persistently have ripped crotches and seams coming undone, no matter how many times they get sewn back up.Let the women know the particular sort of despair that comes once a month when you can’t afford even the cheapest pads or tampons.Let them understand the frustration of being charged a $35 fee for a $2 overdraft. Let them watch as the bank holds charges from different days in “pending” till they all come through on the same day, and the bank charges them four times for a single overdraft because “the charges all cleared at the same time”. I want them to know the particular pain of having to decide between food for the week, or transportation costs to and from work. You can’t have both. Choose wisely.You do not truly understand poverty until you’ve lived it and a month isn’t enough to encompass it. Not even close.

^^^

amey-winehouse: fuck-me-barnes: carmanitaknits: wagrobanite: think-progress: Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.  Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it! I want a reality tv show where politicians have to live in poverty for a month. They have to live in Government housing, shop with food stamps, and get only a limited amount of money for clothes. Because here, they still have all their trappings, lilke nice cars and thousand dollar suits. I want them in Walmart jeans trying to determine if they can afford a carton of milk.  Give them a full calendar year. I want to see them confident in January, and sometime around June choking back tears at the Safeway because they are tired, so tired, of eating 25 cent cup noodles, eyeing other peoples’ full grocery carts with a dull bewilderment. Let me see them despair because they have a persistent nagging cough that won’t go away and might be turning into pneumonia but the minute clinic is $60, which might as well be as six million dollars, either way they ain’t got it to spare - and that doesn’t count the cost of prescriptions. Let me hear them tell people about the muscle cramps they get at night due to eating non-nutritious garbage for months, the weakness from persistent hunger. Let them know the shame and frustration of only owning one pair of cheap polyester pants for work and one pair of thrift-store jeans, and both persistently have ripped crotches and seams coming undone, no matter how many times they get sewn back up.Let the women know the particular sort of despair that comes once a month when you can’t afford even the cheapest pads or tampons.Let them understand the frustration of being charged a $35 fee for a $2 overdraft. Let them watch as the bank holds charges from different days in “pending” till they all come through on the same day, and the bank charges them four times for a single overdraft because “the charges all cleared at the same time”. I want them to know the particular pain of having to decide between food for the week, or transportation costs to and from work. You can’t have both. Choose wisely.You do not truly understand poverty until you’ve lived it and a month isn’t enough to encompass it. Not even close. ^^^

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Rep Dan Kildee @RepDanKildee Follow 51 cents to spare Hardest shopping trip in memory Two small bags of groceries not a lot of food #SNAPchallenge pictwittercom3k4lkmiugy 1216 PM 12 Jun 2013 27 RETWEETS 6 FAVORITES coffee juices candy tea ue powder drinks jamsjellies 49 candy amey-winehouse fuck-me-barnes carmanitaknits wagrobanite think-progress Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts It’s a challenge for them but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans Why does this not have more publicity This needs it! I want a reality tv show where politicians have to live in poverty for a month They have to live in Government housing shop with food stamps and get only a limited amount of money for clothes Because here they still have all their trappings lilke nice cars and thousand dollar suits I want them in Walmart jeans trying to determine if they can afford a carton of milk Give them a full calendar year I want to see them confident in January and sometime around June choking back tears at the Safeway because they are tired so tired of eating 25 cent cup noodles eyeing other peoples’ full grocery carts with a dull bewilderment Let me see them despair because they have a persistent nagging cough that won’t go away and might be turning into pneumonia but the minute clinic is $60 which might as well be as six million dollars either way they ain’t got it to spare - and that doesn’t count the cost of prescriptions Let me hear them tell people about the muscle cramps they get at night due to eating non-nutritious garbage for months the weakness from persistent hunger Let them know the shame and frustration of only owning one pair of cheap polyester pants for work and one pair of thrift-store jeans and both persistently have ripped crotches and seams coming undone no matter how many times they get sewn back upLet the women know the particular sort of despair that comes once a month when you can’t afford even the cheapest pads or tamponsLet them understand the frustration of being charged a $35 fee for a $2 overdraft Let them watch as the bank holds charges from different days in “pending” till they all come through on the same day and the bank charges them four times for a single overdraft because “the charges all cleared at the same time” I want them to know the particular pain of having to decide between food for the week or transportation costs to and from work You can’t have both Choose wiselyYou do not truly understand poverty until you’ve lived it and a month isn’t enough to encompass it Not even close ^^^ Meme

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