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Rep. Jan Schakowsky reports some weight loss trying to #LiveTheWage

Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky continued over the weekend to live the minimum wage challenge, during which politicians limit their food expenses to $77 a week ($290 a week income at $7.25 an hour less $176.48 for housing and $35.06 for taxes). 290 more words

US Politics

Ted Strickland Tried To Live On The Minimum Wage For A Week, Ran Out Of Baloney

I applaud former Governor Strickland for his participation in the challenge; now if we could see more republican lawmakers take part in the challenge, I think that we would see some more compassion from their side. 348 more words

Minimum wage hike takes effect Friday

The first phase of Minnesota’s minimum wage increases will take effect this Friday, August 1, 2014. Starting then, small employers must pay at least $6.50 per hour, and large employers must pay at least $8.00 per hour. 172 more words

Democrats find living on minimum wage is tough

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland ran out of money and walked instead of taking taxis. Rep. Mark Takano of California tweeted a picture of the black beans and rice he ate for dinner, while Rep. 400 more words

Senate

On The Failures of Liberalism: The Sins of the Left (Sloth)

“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money .” – Margaret Thatcher (Popular contraction of a 1976 interview quote)

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The Forum

Complimenting workers

I was at the Brady street festival Saturday with my companion and another friend. We were looking for food and that area has plenty of restaurants. 197 more words

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