If Gov. Ted Kulongoski seems a little sluggish this week, he's got an excuse: he couldn't afford coffee.
In fact, the Democratic governor couldn't afford much of anything during a trip to a Salem-area grocery store on Tuesday, where he had exactly $21 to buy a week's worth of food — the same amount that the state's average food stamp recipient spends weekly on groceries.
Kulongoski is taking the weeklong challenge to raise awareness about the difficulty of feeding a family on a food stamp budget. Read more...
This is so refreshing to see from a politician. I applaud Governor Kulongoski and his wife for doing this and wish more would follow suit. The gap between the wealthy and working class in America keeps getting wider and we know Bush and the Republicans don't give a damn. He's never had to worry about making choices that many of us are forced to make every day such as choosing food and shelter over health insurance and medications. How long do you think King George would last in the real world, forced to live like the average American?