Educating the Ignorant
- Dec 19, 2008
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Or as noted in the title of another news story...here’s an offer for you: $38,004 per year, tax free.
No work required.
Apply at your local welfare office.
The federal government funds 126 separate programs targeted towards low-income people, 72 of which provide either cash or in-kind benefits to individuals.
...remember... Welfare benefits aren’t taxed, while wages are.
So someone in new york would have to earn more than $21 per hour to be better off than they would be on welfare.that’s more than the average statewide entry-level salary for a teacher. Plus, going to work means added costs such as paying for child care, transportation and clothing.not to mention that, even if it’s not a money-loser, a person moving from welfare to work will see some form of loss — namely, less time for leisure as opposed to work.
Is it any wonder, then, that, despite the work requirements included in the 1996 welfare reform, only 27.6 percent of adult welfare recipients in new york are working in unsubsidized jobs?
...a person leaving welfare for work would have to earn $21.33 per hour to be better off. Nationwide, our study found that the wage-equivalent value of benefits for a mother and two children ranged from a high of $60,590 in hawaii to a low of $11,150 in idaho. In 33 states and the district of columbia, welfare pays more than an $8-an-hour job. In 12 states and dc, the welfare package is more generous than a $15-an-hour job.
Welfare Pays More Than Twice Minimum Wage In A Dozen States