It's easy to make the case that many of the programs that Schakowsky voted for make living on minimum wage more challenging such as increased food prices due to ethanol mandates and energy efficiency standards built into the price of appliances and automobiles but that would be well beyond the scope of this post.
Last week Schakowsky took her case to Twitter where she tweeted her low income diet.
My #LiveTheWage menu for the week. pic.twitter.com/fi2BbY4ooEThis did not go unnoticed at Twitchy which put forth this
— Jan Schakowsky (@janschakowsky) July 24, 2014
acerbic post, aptly entitled Live Jan Schakowsky’s wage for a week’: Elitism inspires snark-fest. Elitism? Could it be that people don't know the real Jan Schakowsky? I'm sure they dined on tuna and egg salad sandwiches here.
Huge crowd for Rep. Jan Schakowsky women's ultimate power lunch. @GovernorQuinn to speak. #twill pic.twitter.com/7BKSWDx1Cy
— natasha korecki (@natashakorecki) May 5, 2014