Skip to comments.Under Obama, More Lucrative For Single Mom To Earn $29K Than $69K
Posted on 07/13/2012 3:46:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Remember Julia, the fictional woman created by the Obama campaign to illustrate the benefits of big government? Now there is hard evidence that Julia should probably stay home and pick up her government check rather than getting a good job.
A new chart put together by Gary Alexander, Pennsylvanias Secretary of State, shows that Julia, as a single mom with two kids in daycare, would be better off remaining in her $29,000 per year job than she would be in a $69,000 per year job because of the benefits she would obtain from the government. In the lower paying job, Julia would net $57,327 after she received her government benefits, while in the higher paying job, she would net $57,045.
This situation, where someone doesnt gain by advancing in their career because the government disincentivizes such behavior, is called the welfare cliff. So the government is actually paying people not to be upwardly mobile, discouraging them from achievement and transmitting the message that there is more value in remaining dependent on the government.
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NO NONE dares to talk about this. The last time I heard the words "Welfare cliff" used, Ronald Reagan was in the White House.
Of course, the mainstream media Obama worshippers will call you "Crazy!", NUTZ!, or "Why do you hate poor people?" if you dare to note this.
Anyone who makes $69K without paying at least 50% income tax is paid WAY too much.
The borrow’ n’dole system works great.
Until it collapses.
Not very encouraging. But this is exactly what nobama wants. And it's why the USDA is running ads for food stamps.
Notice the small part cash plays in this scenario.
This is a large part of why people I talk to weekly as a triage interviewer at a food bank are not interested in finding a job. Why work when nobama will support you? And now he's taken away the work incentive in TANF. Sit on your ass, do nothing and vote for nobama.
Government is like a crack dealer to Julia the junkie.
This can work if we allow taxpayers a credit for all the services THAT THEY PURCHASE FOR THEMSELVES.
Taxpayers are being asked to support other people. We should at least give them credit for TAKING CARE OF THEMSELVES.
Remember Julia, the fictional woman created by the Obama campaign to illustrate the benefits of big government?
Now there is hard evidence that Julia should probably stay home and pick up her government check rather than getting a good job.
Obama World: It pays not to work.
NOBODY should have to pay half their income to taxes. What kind of communist are you that you believe a person should give up 1 hour of their labor for every hour they keep? You should be banned from Free Republic with that kind of commie attitude. How dare you suggest that anyone should have to give 1000 hours of their labor away to the government on every 2000 hours of labor they work. That is evil. That is tax slavery. You suck. I don't know if you are very young, very poor, or just not very bright, but America was not built on stealing half a man's labor output from him. You give this place a bad name.