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    Default 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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    What a bullcrap. Reminds me of "Secret Millionaire"

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