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

rutecht Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 1:27 PM
From the article: "Also, it should be pointed out the $168 includes all costs incurred by the federal government to deliver benefits, including administrative costs." I would love to find out how much of the money goes to the recipient, and how much stays in the government to distribute this money. I would imagine better than half stays in the government to pay for this program. I can honestly imagine that 2/3rds of the money spent stays in the government to pay for this program. And they say that they can't cut any of this funding. That is nonsense. Katie Pavlich, can you find out how much actually gets to the recipient, and how much "administrative" costs are? I think that would really be the story.

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...