THE WORK ETHIC WE INHERITED GROWING UP HAS FALLEN PREY TO THE 'WELFARE' SYSTEM
From David M. Adams, Jr.
The Cato Institute released an updated 2013 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 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.
Are we Nuts or what? How do we un-do this type of stupidity on the part of Americans? This is crazy!
Salary of retired US Presidents
$180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate....$174,000 FOR LIFE
This is stupid
Salary of Speaker of the House ....$223,500
This is really stupid
Salary of Majority/Minority Leader $193,400
Ditto last line
Average Salary of a teacher ..
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN ..
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.
That's $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which
is not available to us but is paid for by us, the taxpayers
She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and out every year!
I think we've discovered where the cuts should be made!
If you agree ...... pass it on
David M. Adam, Jr.