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

amysdas74 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:45 PM
This is such a stuid article! lol A person that receives medicare, food stamps, and free housing does not live it up at ALL like a person that brings home $25 - $30 an hr. This is so freakin ridiculous!
cbalhawk Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 12:31 PM
Have you sat in a WIC clinic in a metropolitan area? Because those people have iPhone's, fresh manicures, Louis Vuitton purses and iPads. Yes there are many people on welfare that need it (e.g. disabled and elderly) but there are so many more that take advantage of these entitlements and live off the government their whole lives without thinking anything about it. The restrictions on who gets this money, how much and when should be much tighter.

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...