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

dweimaraner Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:44 PM
not to defend welfare payments to "lazy folks" unable to work but the math here is seriously flawed. Welfare payments include payments to non income earning members of family. once added in it makes sense. those include the disabled that are incapable of working and receive SS. whereas the median income per hour only included those with jobs,,,not kids, retirees on disability or disabled persons.

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...