Horror: Dem Tweets Gruesome Foods She Is Forced to Eat On Minimum Wage

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, along with other members of Congress, have taken the ‘Live the Wage Challenge’ this week, having to spend just $77 on groceries – presumably what is left over from a minimum wage worker’s paycheck after taxes and housing have been paid.

Schakowsky tweeted a picture of the menu of food items she is forced to endure during a challenge that she’s not supposed to win. After all, if you win a challenge to live on $77/week, then you’re effectively proving that the minimum wage is a workable number.

The results were truly horrifying.

I mean, come on … low income workers have to eat tuna salad? Chicken and rice? *Gasp* hot dogs?!

To help emphasize the hardships of Schakowsky’s living wage menu, we’ve included these graphic pictures of a portion of the menu. Please avert your eyes if your stomach is easily turned…

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There is of course, one fatal flaw in the Schakowsky menu – the sweet potato. Potatoes you see, are strictly verboten when it comes to First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy food reforms for low-income families utilizing the Women, Infants and Children program, known as WIC.

In a New York Times op-ed, Michelle Obama wrote about the House of Representatives considering a bill that would add potatoes to the list of items women can purchase using WIC dollars:

Now, there is nothing wrong with potatoes. The problem is that many women and children already consume enough potatoes and not enough of the nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables they need. That’s why the Institute of Medicine — the nonpartisan, scientific body that advises on the standards for WIC — has said that potatoes should not be part of the WIC program.

Didn’t Schakowsky clear this menu with White House before posting it?


Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss