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

Alternet09 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:12 PM
Not too shappy to be "Poor". Of course, this puts a recipient well past the poverty line. Afterall, $168.00 per day for 365 days is over $61,000.00 per year. So can we still call them "Poor"?
rhinegarten Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:17 PM
That more than I make in a year, and I work to pay for this. Why?

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...