Our Welfare System

August 29, 2015 Asheville , Columnists , Hendersonville , News Stories 1449 Views
Our Welfare System

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The Cato Institute released an updated 2014 study (original study in 1955) showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia .

Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states.

According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home and watch TV than it is to earn an honest day’s pay.

Hawaii is the biggest offender, where welfare recipients earn $29.13 per hour, or a $60,590 yearly salary, all for doing nothing.

Here is the list of the states where the pre-tax equivalent “salary” that welfare recipients receive is higher than having a job:

1. Hawaii : $60,590

2. District of Columbia :$50,820

3. Massachusetts : $50,540

4. Connecticut : $44,370

5. New York : $43,700

6. New Jersey : $43,450

7. Rhode Island : $43,330

8. Vermont : $42,350

9. New Hampshire : $39,750

10. Maryland : $38,160

11. California : $37,160

12. Oregon : $34,300

13. Wyoming : $32,620

14. Nevada : $29,820

15. Minnesota : $29,350

16. Delaware : $29,220

17. Washington : $28,840

18. North Dakota : $28,830

19. Pennsylvania : $28,670

20. New Mexico : $27,900

21. Montana : $26,930

22. South Dakota : $26,610

23. Kansas : $26,490

24. Michigan : $26,430

25. Alaska : $26,400

26. Ohio : $26,200

27. North Carolina : $25,760

28. West Virginia : $24,900

29. Alabama : $23,310

30. Indiana : $22,900

31. Missouri : $22,800

32. Oklahoma : $22,480

33. Louisiana : $22,250

34. South Carolina : $21,910

As a point of reference the average Middle Class annual income today is $50,000, down from $54,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession.

Hawaii , DC , and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average working folks earn there.

Is it any wonder that they stay home rather than look for a job.

Time for a drastic change… America is virtually bankrupt.

Note that California is $18.50 an hour.

Are we Nuts or what? How do we un-do this type of stupidity?

Salary of retired United States Presidents $180,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of House/Senate….$174,000 FOR LIFE

This is beyond stupid

Salary of Speaker of the House …$223,500 FOR LIFE

This is really stupid.

Salary of Majority/Minority Leader $193,400 FOR LIFE

Ditto last line.

Average Salary of a teacher … $40,065

Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN .. $38,000

Think about this

Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 Dollars a year for LIFE.

She has retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year. PLUS she will receive an additional $193,400 a year as Minority Leader, the fact that she has become rich while in office notwithstanding.

That’s $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which is not available to us …. the taxpayers

She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and out every year

I think we found where the cuts should be made

It seems like it is time we wake up.

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