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

Simplecaveman Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 5:11 PM
So why doesn't Barry take a pay cut? Why doesn't he stimulate the economy so that the poor can get back to work? He believes in making everybody equally miserable.

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...