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"Poor" Households Getting $168 in Welfare Per Day from Taxpayers

activated Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:56 PM
I'd like to know how we all got here. I mean, we came parents right? and Grandparents, Great-Grandparents...how did they manage to live? Oh wait, they worked. Or maybe, just maybe, the Government that was in place when the Pilgrims arrived, gave them benefits. They could not have survived otherwise.
Georgetwin-In-Pa Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 5:00 PM
But they were white and ethical.
shawn209 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 5:00 PM
Interesting you note that... The pilgrims almost starved to death because they tried socialism. It nearly killed them all until (I think it was Bradford) said, "YOu don't work... You don't eat."

Then everything go better... Imagine that.

It's official. Taxpayers are no longer simply helping the poor, they're subsidizing the lives of welfare recipients at a better rate than their own. The Senate Budget Committee has released a report showing households living below the poverty line and receiving welfare payments are raking in the equivalent of $168 per day in benefits which come in the form of food stamps, housing, childcare, healthcare and more. The median household income in 2011 was $50,054, totaling $137.13 per day. The worst part? Welfare payments are equivalent to making $30 per hour for 40 hours a week. The median wage for...