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

Petrus64 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 3:34 AM
Section 8 Housing Food Stamps Energy cost reduction program... It's all out there for the taking.
meiden Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 7:12 PM
I can relate to that as I am in the same boat as I get 958 and can not get section 8 or food stamps either. or any of the other programs out there they say I make to much being single.
ashoemaker719 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 6:47 PM
I am old (71) and am eligible for nothing. The reason for that is I planned as I worked and saved some cash along with decent retirement plans.

I do admit besides social security I am still taxed on I have two governement retirement plans which are not bad. One I got when I was forced into state employ as most private industry was forced out of NYS elsewhere. I lost 16 years toward retirement from the private arena but still survie quite well even though robbed by the welfare recipients.

The other retirement plan is from the New York Army Natl Guard where I spent 23.5 years. Instead of loafing after work I worked two jobs.

The laugher is my retirement income is almost as much as the poor welfare recipients annual trough sucking.
Steve of CA Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:13 PM
There are limits as to how much I can help her.
AWLaBored Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 4:44 AM
Time to Man Up, Steve

Take Her In
Steve of CA Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 4:34 AM
She is not eligible for food stamps and has not been able to find Section 8 housing

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...