this city is amazing.
and more then just for the alcohol. i’ve never seen a place with greener grass, and maybe it’s just me but people seem a little happier here. i don’t know. i love it.
see you tomorrow London;
Anonymous asked: Tanner is a stuck up douche bag.
no he’s actually a really great friend, one of my best friends from Springfield. i love him to death so i disagree with u :-/
If they hate then let em hate and watch the money pile up
tanner is one of the friendliest dudes ive ever met
we’ve only hung out once at FFF but he was a super rad dude
the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this
because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve
^That commentary is very important.
You know why minimum wage is a big deal? Because in Ohio minimum wage went up 5 cents and some of my coworkers were crying because an extra 5 cents per hour adds up. And when you are barely scrapping by any amount extra helps.
Let me repeat, full grown adults were crying over extra pennies. If the minimum wage was $15 they might actually be able to afford the cost of living. One woman I work with has 2 jobs and her husband has a job but they still struggle to feed their kids. I had to sneak money into another coworkers purse because she wasn’t sure how she was going to get to work the rest of the week because she couldn’t afford gas. I work with some people that when they go on break it’s the only meal they get during the day because we get our food half off and they can’t afford anything else.
It’s easy to say minimum wage employees don’t deserve more when you talk about “them” as a group. But when you put faces on them and know what some of them are going through, you know how cruel statements like “Why not raise the minimum wage to a hundred thousand dollars?” really are.
And don’t you dare tell me to get a better job. I have never had another job. No other places would hire me because I didn’t have enough work experience. They didn’t care about my lack of work experience or that I was in college. They work around my schedule any time I need them to. No other place would hire me except for places that pay minimum wage. People get trapped in minimum wage jobs and then society looks down on them for asking for a little bit more.
If you don’t think I’m worth paying a living wage, just remember that the next time you go to a fast food restaurant. Remember that when a cashier takes your order, no matter how crazy you requests, and gives you your food. Remember that when you see other customers yell at them because “I asked for no pickles!” Remember that you don’t thing they are worth a living wage.
And while we’re at it, lets make it illegal to pay servers 2.13 an hour. Because it is PREPOSTROUS
I literally just had this conversation with my dad today. I agree that the minimum wage should be higher, in Illinois it’s 8.25$ and I know in some states it’s not even that high. But by raising minimum wage such a significant amount, more problems arise. Money is a very tricky thing. We all want more of it, but we have to take money from somewhere else for this, or for anything really. Every American citizens tax dollars will go up significantly if the minimum wage is brought that high. Example, say a grocery store was forced to raise their minimum wage to 15$ an hour. Well, if the grocery store isn’t making enough profit, the owner will have to let some people go and will struggle just to keep their business running because they can’t afford to pay people that much money. Either that, or they have to request a government hand out and they will give them X amount of dollars every month to help keep their doors open. So, yes, there are a lot of issues with money. People not getting paid enough to support themselves, college being so expensive, everything in life costs something. But again, when we change one thing, it becomes a domino affect and others will also suffer. I think it’s really important that my generation educates themselves and creates their own opinions. Not what your high school teacher or college professor is telling you. The media is a very unrealistic, dodgy, lying game for the most part. In order to make informed decisions we need to really learn about what’s going on, not just what we’re being told. Okay sorry, rant over.
A higher minimum wage will not make things easier for people necessarily. A higher minimum wage raises the demand for jobs but it does not mean the quantity of jobs will match that new demanded quantity. A higher minimum wage helps those who already have jobs, but raises unemployment.
People need to discuss more. People need to think more. So many young people are wrapped up in whose right and wrong they don’t want the right answer, they want the one that sounds right on the internet.
It may be hard to believe but not all conservatives are absolute pieces of shit. Her answer is actually completely valid. Raising the minimum wage does not solve all problems. That’s why other options like income tax credits are considered.
If you like it, support it - The movie that this speech is from is “The Great Dictator” http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Dictator-Criterion-Collection/dp/B004…
I know this speech has been thrown around Tumblr for years, but I’d never seen this version. It doesn’t have the video clips of modern life sewn into it. It’s just the speech.
I’ve been trying to find where true happiness comes from for a while now, and I think I’m slowly starting to see why I haven’t been happy. I am a very very selfish person. I just am. I think about other people so little that it should be shocking.
My main goal for so long has been to put myself above the people around me. To view life as some sort of social competition. The main goal to be the best. To have people’s respect and to have them admire me, and for what? What good does that do to future generations? When was the last time I ever did something purely generous for my fellow human?
I want to be better human.