Wednesday, May 16, 2007

America on $3 A Day

By Kara Platoni
Wed, May 16, 2007 at 4:55 PM

Four members of Congress -- none of them from California -- have agreed to live for one week on $21 worth of food, the average allotment for someone on food stamps. Two of them are blogging about it: Ohio's Rep. Tim Ryan and Massachusetts' Rep. Jim McGovern (along with his wife Lisa McGovern). McGovern's is actually pretty hilarious, full of tales of brown-bagging it to formal events.

Where else are you going to get stories like this?

Tonight I am going to a Hillary Clinton event at the home of Ambassador Elizabeth and Smith Bagely's house. Once again, it's a sit down dinner. I am bringing my own dinner -- chicken and rice in tupperware.

Still, if Congressmembers think $21 a week is hard, they should check out this guy.

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