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

kywrites Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 12:00 PM
No, we don't. We need leaders with the courage to tell the truth and do the right thing, and a citizenry that is educated enough and smart enough to elect them. NM. Maybe you're right.
Dot32 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 3:35 PM
Unfortunately, in our self-esteem driven country, we can't tell the truth! People might be offended or have their little feelings hurt if we tell them they are losers. Let's be honest, if a person is able-bodied, and he or she doesn't work to support his or her own children, then that person is a loser. I am not talking about the temporary down-on-their luck people, but I am talking about those people who are nothing but takers from birth to death, and believe me, there are too many of them! Liberals want to keep them poor and indebted to the Democratic party. If they had any respect for them, or really cared, they would work to give them dignity.

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...