PETER BROWN LIVING OFF $23 A DAY: DAY 2!

BEEF STEW, POTATOES, AND SANDWICHES OFF THE SMALL SALARY!




Houston city council member Peter Brown spent his second day living off of $23 dollars a day. It’s part of his experiment to show fellow council members and Mayor Bill White that some city workers are not earning a livable wage. Houston city worker Belinda Rodriguez take home pay after taxes is $23 a day. On Tuesday Brown went shopping with the single mother of 3. She says it’s tough living on what many consider the poverty level. Brown wants the city to consider a larger increase for city workers. Currently, the city is considering a 2% increase for its workforce. By the way, Brown purchased beef stew meat and potatoes for his dinner while Rodriguez settled on sandwiches to feed her family for the next couple of days!