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

sfirmin Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:56 PM
so the fruits of your labor should go to illegals and their families, or someone whose 4 kids has four different fathers, or capable people who game the system...come on...shouldn't you come before them. It's not social justice he believes in, he believes the government should be in control of everthing you and I do. He is a Maxist and will ruin this country in the next four years. Close the wealth gap by working harder, or stop enveying your neighbors good fortune.

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...