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

annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 8:35 AM
It's time to start taxing the benefits.
Dot32 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 3:38 PM
I truly believe if the Dems want to talk about "everyone doing their fair share," recips should take a cut that is in line with what they want to raise the upper end. Those people paying nothing should have to pay something. Fair means fair...when some never have to deal with tax increases, they are going to only want more, more, more. I think they would stop clamoring for others to pay more if they knew it was going to mean a cut for them...or they were going to have to pay in a few bucks...

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...