PETER BROWN LIVING OFF $23 A DAY?

WILL IT SEND THE MESSAGE THE COUNCIL MEMBER IS HOPING?


Houston city council member Peter Brown has embarked on an experiment that could leave him with a new appreciation for the working poor. He has decided to live off $23 a day. Brown wants to show fellow council members and the Mayor just how low and unfair some Houston city worker’s salaries are. His $23 a day method is the amount 31 year old, single mother of 3, Belinda Rodriguez lives off of. That’s after taxes and insurance have been taken out of her check. Rodriguez works for the city of Houston. Brown says he hopes he makes it through the 4 days off the small allowance while proving an important point to others. City worker’s wages should be raised. Brown spent Monday eating a brown bag lunch with Rodriguez at her N. Main street job. Do you think Brown will make it four days at $23 a day?