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    Florida lawmakers will live on minimum wage for a week

    Five days is a week? Government math.

    ORLANDO, Fla. At least 18 Florida lawmakers plan to live on a minimum wage this week to draw attention to efforts to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Senators Geraldine Thompson and Victor Torres from Orlando and John Cortes from Kissimmee are participating in the minimum wage challenge.

    Starting Monday, the lawmakers will live for five days on $17 per day.

    That figure represents what a minimum wage worker has after taxes, childcare and housing are deducted from an $8.05-an-hour paycheck.

    The lawmakers -- mostly Democrats -- will also go grocery shopping with a minimum wage worker at the start of the week.

    State Sen. Dwight Bullard and Torres are pushing legislation to increase Florida's current minimum wage from $8.05 to $15 an hour.
    An increasing number of cities around the country are moving toward a $15 minimum wage.
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    What a bullcrap. Reminds me of "Secret Millionaire"

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