Wednesday, July 30, 2014
micdotcom:

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage. It didn’t go well.

Former Democratic governor of Ohio Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage for a week and, in his own words, he “didn’t make it.”
In an op-ed for POLITICO, Strickland explains how he failed in his attempt to live for just seven days on $77, the amount the “Live the Wage” campaign estimates is left in a 40-hour minimum wage employee’s weekly pay of $290 after accounting for taxes and housing. Strickland, a Harvard fellow and well-off political operative, was clearly unprepared for just how quickly expenses added up. He had spent his $77 by Thursday after realizing his meager budget left him without the money necessary even to pay for public transportation.
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micdotcom:

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage. It didn’t go well.

Former Democratic governor of Ohio Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage for a week and, in his own words, he “didn’t make it.”

In an op-ed for POLITICO, Strickland explains how he failed in his attempt to live for just seven days on $77, the amount the “Live the Wage” campaign estimates is left in a 40-hour minimum wage employee’s weekly pay of $290 after accounting for taxes and housing. Strickland, a Harvard fellow and well-off political operative, was clearly unprepared for just how quickly expenses added up. He had spent his $77 by Thursday after realizing his meager budget left him without the money necessary even to pay for public transportation.

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glowcloud:

i love the Women Against Feminism that are like “I dont need feminism because i can admit i need my husband to open a jar for me and thats ok!” cause listen 1. get a towel 2. get the towel damp 3. put it on the lid and twist. BAM now men are completely useless. you, too, can open a jar. time to get a divorce

shota-pop:

when you genuinely like and care for someone but can’t express it without being weird

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frenums:

frenums:

im so tired

This is always so relevant 🗿

frenums:

frenums:

im so tired

This is always so relevant 🗿

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bepeu:

it’s so unfair that some people are pretty and im one of them

  • friend: how r u today?
  • me: submarine soundtrack

grownupsealand:

foreveralone-lyguy:

Walmart brand Ice Cream Sandwiches don’t melt

Walmart food is literally the scariest shit like once I got a carton of eggs AND THEY WERE FERTILIZED. FUCKING DEAD BABY CHICKEN IN YOUR STUPID FUCKING EGGS LIKE REALLY WHAT THE FUCK WALMART?!!!?? WHAT THE FUCK.

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supershrug:

These are the type of surroundings I grew up in.

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thefrogman:

10 Jobs For Wombats [video] [h/t: sizvivdeos]

catsbeaversandducks:

"Whatcha eating? Can I have some? Thank you!"
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catsbeaversandducks:

"Whatcha eating? Can I have some? Thank you!"

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literalove:

alex-of-macedonia:

zombicorns:

mina-marina:

My history professor asked who we wanted to have as the next pope and I chimed in Oprah and my prof just stands there laughing for a solid minute before he whispers

Poprah

 #YOU’RE GETTING SAVED #YOU’RE GETTING SAVED! #EVERYBODY HERE IS GETTING SAVED!!!

IT GOT BETTER

#If you look under your chairs you will find a brand new key…TO SALVATION!!!!

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