Skip to comments.'Welfare Spending Equates to $168 Per Day for Every Household in Poverty'
Posted on 12/07/2012 11:51:15 AM PST by BenLurkin
The amount of money spent on welfare programs equals, when converted to cash payments, about "$168 per day for every household in poverty," the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee finds. Here's a chart detailing the committee's findings:[see link]
"Based on data from the Congressional Research Service, cumulative spending on means-tested federal welfare programs, if converted into cash, would equal $167.65 per day per household living below the poverty level," writes the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee. "By comparison, the median household income in 2011 of $50,054 equals $137.13 per day. Additionally, spending on federal welfare benefits, if converted into cash payments, equals enough to provide $30.60 per hour, 40 hours per week, to each household living below poverty. The median household hourly wage is $25.03. After accounting for federal taxes, the median hourly wage drops to between $21.50 and $23.45, depending on a households deductions and filing status. State and local taxes further reduce the median households hourly earnings. By contrast, welfare benefits are not taxed."
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And welfare benifits are not taxed.
This doesn’t even begin to include all the free stuff that the parasites get from taxpayers. All tax free and politicians promise more and more.
These people live a leisured, hassle free lifestyle and get everything handed to them.
Welfare pays better than many lower paying jobs, or even many average paying jobs in lower cost of living areas. There’s no hope for balanced budgets until millions can be moved off welfare into jobs. And at present the jobs aren’t there to move very many.
Our government has royally screwed this nation up in numeous ways.
Living the high life buying Shrimp and Lotto tickets on your neighbors dime. (Ubama is punishing those of us who didn't vote for him)
It pays to be po! That’s about 3.5 times as much as we live on here.
Re-Distribution Communism File.
Zactly - and the more people who are working see this -
However, note that this is comparing total welfare spending/household to individual income. It's a misleading comparison.
Welfare recipients don't see this much income. Anyone want to guess how much is skimmed off the top by bureaucrats before it reaches the poor?
Reagan pointed this out in “the speech” (actual title “A Time for Choosing).
“But now we’re told that 9.3 million families in this country are poverty-stricken on the basis of earning less than 3,000 dollars a year. Welfare spending [is] 10 times greater than in the dark depths of the Depression. We’re spending 45 billion dollars on welfare. Now do a little arithmetic, and you’ll find that if we divided the 45 billion dollars up equally among those 9 million poor families, we’d be able to give each family 4,600 dollars a year. And this added to their present income should eliminate poverty. Direct aid to the poor, however, is only running only about 600 dollars per family. It would seem that someplace there must be some overhead.” Ronald Reagan
They’re completely unable to take care of themselves, as well.
And when those checks stop, or hyperinflation makes them worthless, they’re going to be in real sad shape.
Or since you work in Australia it must not.
You are where Ubama can't get you.
Thank you for posting this. I know people on welfare, and it is really hard. The real parasites are the bloated bureaucracy who live well off tax money and treat the poor and disabled like crap.
Thanks. I ran across some current numbers recently, but can’t remember where - perhaps on FR.
Boy, I sure miss Reagan!
Sounds like Australia is the place too be, since The U.S. is going to hell and Israel is under assault from all sides, I just might join you down there.
Have you picked up the accent yet?
‘Accent Mate? Whut accent - yeah the folks at home give me a hard time about it - LOL
How long have you being going to Australia anyway? Must be awhile for you to pick up the outback way of speaking.
You should hear my mother, she has the the Thickest Upper Class English Accent you will ever hear. Its funny when she speaks in German to my Father.
Reckon I be there going on four years - or izzit five mate, dunno ...’tiz a wunda ...
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