There are now over 30,000 people, including 28 members of Congress, who have joined the hunger fast. I have committed myself to try to live on a Foodstamp budget – $4 per day. That seems pretty low, so we’ll see… The main idea to me is to realize how low the support we, as a society, are giving those who have to rely on it. And how incredibly immoral it is to even consider cutting that down further!
Added April 13: There’s also an alternative budget proposal, which actually (gasp) balances the budget! It’s from the Progressive Caucus. Read it here.