Skip to comments.Welfare Payout Statistics That Will Make You Really Angry
Posted on 02/26/2014 12:31:25 PM PST by onyx
Now, dont tell me that welfare recipients arent innovative! No reason to stand on your feet waiting to get your check. Just put your flip-flops next in line and go back and sit on your ass. What a great country!
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With all the talk about unemployment benefits and welfare, its important to understand just how much money were talking about.
In 35 states, welfare, housing assistance and other benefits pays more than a minimum wage job, according to a new study by the Cato Institute. The study also found that in 13 states, the payout is more than $15 per hour.
Of course, this study doesnt take into account that not everyone on public assistance receives all of the programs. But if they did, their payout would be significantly higher than even a starting teachers salary in 11 states or a computer programmer in 3 states.
The states with the highest welfare payouts more than $20 per hour are Hawaii, with payments equaling $29.13 per hour, DC at $24.43 per hour, Massachusetts at $24.30 , Connecticut at $21.33, New York at $21.01 per hour, New Jersey at $20.89 per hour, Rhode Island at $20.83 per hour and Vermont at $20.36 per hour.
Critics say this ignores real situations. The study does make a lot of assumptions about what benefits a typical family receives and argues that all the means-tested programs should be included in their fictional family profile, said Catherine Lawrence, an assistant professor at the University of Albanys School of Social Welfare. Research with actual families shows the extreme financial strain of living on welfare or low-wage work; neither welfare nor low-wage employment alone do a very good job supporting the health and well-being of families with children.
It varies from state to state, but most states welfare payouts top out after about 60 months in one lifetime.
The study was called The Work Versus Welfare Trade-Off, 2013, authored by Michael Tanner and Charles Hughes.
How do these statistics make you, the reader, feel?
Kill the Federal Reserve, and all this becomes impossible.
Actually, you don’t have have to wait till tonight to make your donation.
DUH on me...
At least our slackards in Pennsylvania have the ambition to drink the damn soda first.
I got this ion an email yesterday. The email included, “Check it out at Snopes,” with a link. The link led to a blank page at Snopes. I tried everything I could to find it at Snopes, to na avail. This has happened before. Gonna go follow your links now.
OKay. Thanks very much.
It’s all completely disgusting and totally out of control.
“Kill the Federal Reserve, and all this becomes impossible.”
Exctly. They prop up this baloney.
Thankfully, Texas is #47!
God bless Texas!
Just look at those idiots states at the top!
yep, but we still have our freeloaders. We need to put those numbers up someplace where they can see them, maybe they will get the hell out of Texas
Add in what the bureaucrats are paid and other overhead and you can double the amount easily.
... maybe they will get the hell out of Texas.”
Awesome idea. Remember several years ago hearing someone say they would never move to Texas because their weekly unemployment compensation and Medicaid coverage was not enough compared to several other states.
The comments are interesting at the link. Some are complaint about the way the stats were compiled.
But still “they” come.
What a great idea!
Interesting big jump between #34 and #35, isn’t it?
Post it on the front door of the welfare office.
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