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To walk in someone's else shoes

For one week try living on a budget of $1.50 to understand the plight of the hungry - Food Stamp Challenge US
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Old 20.09.2012, 13:08
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

In Switzerland?
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Old 20.09.2012, 13:13
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

wasn't there some thread about social benefit being 120k CHFs a year? i guess the equivalent thing in Switzerland would be to try to survive only 230 CHFs a day.
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Old 20.09.2012, 13:22
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

The extremist would attempt to walk in Congolian shoes whilst in Switzerland
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Old 20.09.2012, 13:23
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

Interesting ..... Can you please explain a little more?

Like, how you intend to get in and out to work, food, electricity, rent etc...
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Old 20.09.2012, 13:25
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

Don't know where the $1.50 (a day/a week???) comes from. I think the amount of money allowed in the challenge is $4 per person per day. So $28 a week per person which is approximately CHF26. Might suggest it to the rest of the family, and see if we can manage it................
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Old 20.09.2012, 13:26
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

The $1.50 is per meal, per person. Link here. It is based upon the average food stamp benefit per person in the US. Link here.
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The $4 a day is just on food, the rest isn't counted.
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

Why not flip the script and ask a perpetually needy person to spend a week in the shoes of multimillion-dollar professional athlete or CEO? They must perform all the job tasks, decisions, etc. to the same standards as the person they replace, as well as adhere to the same schedule. They don't get to only spend the money/enjoy the benefits. Might help dispell the misconception that rich people are greedy, evil, and lazy and don't work for their money...

Just sayin.
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

This is the link for where it says $4 per day...

http://frac.org/leg-act-center/advocacy-tools/


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Don't know where the $1.50 (a day/a week???) comes from. I think the amount of money allowed in the challenge is $4 per person per day. So $28 a week per person which is approximately CHF26. Might suggest it to the rest of the family, and see if we can manage it................
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

Ekk, my lunch just cost me 6.10... including staff discount!
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The $1.50 is per meal, per person. Link here. It is based upon the average food stamp benefit per person in the US. Link here.
No problem. Now lets try and find the swiss equivalent and try that for a challenge
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Old 20.09.2012, 13:36
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No problem. Now lets try and find the swiss equivalent and try that for a challenge
http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert/?Amoun...rom=USD&To=CHF

no idea however what chomage (sp?) pays.
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Old 20.09.2012, 13:44
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

Can we do it in Zimbabuan dollars? 30000000 francs a month will be tough to live on...
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No problem. Now lets try and find the swiss equivalent and try that for a challenge
as far as i know, a "homeless person" in switzerland gets CHF500.- a month with basic health inurance and a place to sleep secured.
that's why I don't give anything to begging people around here...
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Can we do it in Zimbabuan dollars? 30000000 francs a month will be tough to live on...
can you buy brown sugar with that?
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Ekk, my lunch just cost me 6.10... including staff discount!
Mine 8.50.
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as far as i know, a "homeless person" in switzerland gets CHF500.- a month with basic health inurance and a place to sleep secured.
that's why I don't give anything to begging people around here...
Me neither. But these Billag folks refuse to listen.
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Ekk, my lunch just cost me 6.10... including staff discount!
You can save more money if you snare your own squirrels.
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Re: To walk in someone's else shoes

I know people here who get CHF 30 / day for food (rent is paid).

Meanwhile, I normally spend CHF 0 on breakfast and lunch (only eat dinner).

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