Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky continued over the weekend to live the minimum wage challenge, during which politicians limit their food expenses to $77 a week ($290 a week income at $7.25 an hour less $176.48 for housing and $35.06 for taxes).

Hold off on that respect for former Ohio governor Ted Strickland; he didn’t make it. He lived, that is; he just couldn’t finish the challenge.

A former Democratic governor who just couldn’t stick to a budget. Imagine.


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