Budgeting

Vice Crook

Your DGB for today is to share this    story    about Mike Pence’s governing abilities across social media.     If you’re like us, you may be looking into our country’s post-Trump future and emotionally eating over the thought of President Pence. Well, we can look to Pence’s governorship of Indiana as an indication of his style of leadership, which is not all that different than his boss’. You see, Mike has a habit of promising people money he doesn’t have, screwing them over, and leaving failed ventures behind. In short, Pence celebrated Indiana’s bicentennial by getting the ball rolling on nearly 60 million dollars worth of fancy plazas and various other commemorative construction plans, promising creative budgeting to fund the projects. The money never showed up, and Indiana lawmakers are now bailing out the former Governor on the taxpayers’ dime. Great job, Mike.      Today being our 200th Grab, we at DGB looked into constructing our own bicentennial plaza, but, like most people who can’t afford something, we didn’t spend money we don’t have.

Your DGB for today is to share this story about Mike Pence’s governing abilities across social media.

If you’re like us, you may be looking into our country’s post-Trump future and emotionally eating over the thought of President Pence. Well, we can look to Pence’s governorship of Indiana as an indication of his style of leadership, which is not all that different than his boss’. You see, Mike has a habit of promising people money he doesn’t have, screwing them over, and leaving failed ventures behind. In short, Pence celebrated Indiana’s bicentennial by getting the ball rolling on nearly 60 million dollars worth of fancy plazas and various other commemorative construction plans, promising creative budgeting to fund the projects. The money never showed up, and Indiana lawmakers are now bailing out the former Governor on the taxpayers’ dime. Great job, Mike.

 Today being our 200th Grab, we at DGB looked into constructing our own bicentennial plaza, but, like most people who can’t afford something, we didn’t spend money we don’t have.

Can You Survive on $1000 a Month?

Your DGB for today is to play SPENT. How much do you know about poverty? Did you know, for example, that according to talkpoverty.org, 43.1 million people in the United States are currently living below the poverty line? And that line is quite low. It means that families of four are living on less than $24,250 a year. A recent report by the National Employment Law Project helps shed some light on why that is: 42% of workers in the United States make less than $15 an hour. And that $15 an hour only works out to about $29,000 before taxes.

So what do all those fancy statistics mean in real-life terms? How much toilet paper does a low wage job get me? Can I afford health insurance? The paltry minimum wage of $7.25 that the Federal Government mandates needs to be raised, that is certain. Playing the SPENT game will show you why. Could you make it through the month on $1000? Play the game and see the cuts you'll have to make and why raising the minimum wage to a living wage is so necessary.