I believe that all Congress people should be required by Constitutional Amendment to live on such a budget for at least a week before voting on our national budget. They should also be required to eat a food stamp diet in the Congressional cafeteria for a month before voting. (It might qualify as a Lenten fast.)
The standards by which the federal poverty guidelines are set have not been re-evaluated in years. Budgeting for government programs for the poor is being done in a fantasy world. It's time to give the poor a voice.