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

meiden Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 7:07 PM
Out of every dollar budgeted for all the welfare programs and food stamps 75% goes to pay the government workers to run the programs and the poor only get 25%, so they really do not get that much. I am on social Security and live on 958 dollars a month and they say I make to much to get food stamps so you ccan imagine how I live just barely survive on 1.00 dollar tv dinners , oatmeal, potatoes, pancakes and top ramein noodles cant afford anything else. People do not get that much unless they have lots of kids, being single you are screwed as I am.
S.A.M. Wrote: Sep 27, 2013 12:22 PM
One can go to the library to access a computer. On the other hand it's become a necessity to stay informed, don't you think? I don't have cable and I don't subscribe to newspapers or magazines. I cut my own hair - and you wouldn't believe the other sacrifices people make so they can have internet access - again, it has become a necessity. Or would you prefer people get their news from the lying MSM? How can one cast an informed vote w/o actually being informed? Anything that is a necessity for you is a necessity for the poor.
mmooney Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 8:20 PM
how dare you criticize meiden !!, I am a senior on SS disability also we worked for many years and paid plenty of taxes and into this whole system, I am able to use an old computer because i live with my daughter that has wifi and I can take advantage of that, we seniors have paid our dues, its your turn!!!!!
Lars795 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 8:11 AM
If you go to a library, and a few other places, or a friends, computer usage and internet access can be free.

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...