Disgusting or Awesome? You Decide!

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Because politics can no longer just be politics, but like everything else has to emulate reality TV, behold: the Food Stamp Challenge!

In this episode, my own congresswoman Jan Schakowsky learns what millions of poor people already know: you can’t really live on food stamps, and you certainly can’t eat nutritiously!

Ok, I kid, but I actually don’t think this is as silly and insidious as some others do. Yes, it somehow manages to make the issues of poverty, hunger and public benefits all about HER, but maybe it does require stunts like this to get people’s attention.

What do you think: disgusting or awesome?

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p.s. I am actually a fan of Jan, despite (or because of?) the Pirro-esque shady past of her husband Robert Creamer. She always seems to vote the right way on lots of issues I care about.

2 Responses to “Disgusting or Awesome? You Decide!”

  1. E Says:

    no worse than ehrenreich’s book about living on minimum wage.

    btw, her husband’s name is creamer? blog about that please.

  2. jeanmeanie Says:

    ooh, you know i have a really good response to that, but i just CAN’T….

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