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Welfare Payout Statistics That Will Make You Really Angry
seriouslyepicstuff.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Seriously Epic Staff

Posted on 02/26/2014 12:31:25 PM PST by onyx


Now, don’t tell me that welfare recipients aren’t 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, it’s important to understand just how much money we’re 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 doesn’t 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 teacher’s 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 Albany’s 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?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: statebystate; welfarepayments
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1 posted on 02/26/2014 12:31:25 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

Gah.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 12:32:05 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: onyx

Kill the Federal Reserve, and all this becomes impossible.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 12:32:36 PM PST by PGR88
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Actually, you don’t have have to wait till tonight to make your donation.
DUH on me...


4 posted on 02/26/2014 12:33:11 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Last summer, I had lunch with a vendor from Boston who told me things were so bad there that one of these leeches actually shut down an aluminum can cash for recycling machine by feeding full cans of soda into it.

At least our slackards in Pennsylvania have the ambition to drink the damn soda first.

5 posted on 02/26/2014 12:35:18 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: onyx

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.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 12:35:33 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Black Agnes

We’re last!
Praise God!


7 posted on 02/26/2014 12:36:14 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

OKay. Thanks very much.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 12:37:52 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Sheeeesh.
It’s all completely disgusting and totally out of control.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 12:39:00 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: PGR88

“Kill the Federal Reserve, and all this becomes impossible.”

Exctly. They prop up this baloney.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 12:42:06 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: onyx

Thankfully, Texas is #47!


11 posted on 02/26/2014 12:51:28 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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God bless Texas!
Just look at those idiots states at the top!


12 posted on 02/26/2014 12:53:50 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RebelTXRose

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


13 posted on 02/26/2014 12:59:31 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: onyx

Add in what the bureaucrats are paid and other overhead and you can double the amount easily.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 1:08:20 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

... 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.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 1:10:13 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: onyx

onyx,
The comments are interesting at the link. Some are complaint about the way the stats were compiled.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 1:22:18 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Grams A

But still “they” come.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 1:24:56 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

What a great idea!


18 posted on 02/26/2014 1:30:49 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: Black Agnes

Interesting big jump between #34 and #35, isn’t it?


19 posted on 02/26/2014 1:32:58 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: RebelTXRose

Post it on the front door of the welfare office.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 1:33:53 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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