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

matthew466 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:35 PM
""Water and Waste Disposal for Rural Communities"" is on the 'welfare" list. I think many rural Americans don't realize how much they depend on Government. If they waited for the market to decide....none of them would be on the internet right now.
psydoc Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:42 PM
That is probably true, unless they want to cover the cost themselves. But, wait, we can stick tax payers with the bill, instead of paying our own way.

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...