Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Welfare Salaries


The Cato Institute released an updated 2013 study (original study in 1955) showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states. According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home than it is to earn an honest day’s pay.

  Hawaii is the biggest offender, where welfare recipients earn $29.13 per hour, or a $60,590 yearly salary, all for doing nothing.

  Here is the list of the states where the pre-tax equivalent “salary” that welfare recipients receive is higher than having a job:

  1. Hawaii: $60,590

  2. District of Columbia: $50,820

  3. Massachusetts: $50,540

  4. Connecticut: $44,370

  5. New York: $43,700

  6. New Jersey: $43,450

  7. Rhode Island: $43,330

  8. Vermont: $42,350

  9. New Hampshire: $39,750

  10. Maryland: $38,160

  11. California: $37,160

  12. Oregon: $34,300

  13 .Wyoming: $32,620

  14. Nevada: $29,820

  15. Minnesota: $29,350

  16. Delaware: $29,220

  17. Washington: $28,840

  18. North Dakota: $28,830

  19. Pennsylvania: $28,670

  20. New Mexico: $27,900

  21. Montana: $26,930

  22. South Dakota: $26,610

  23. Kansas: $26,490

  24. Michigan: $26,430

  25. Alaska: $26,400

  26. Ohio: $26,200

  27. North Carolina: $25,760

  28. West Virginia: $24,900

  29. Alabama: $23,310

  30. Indiana: $22,900

  31. Missouri: $22,800

  32. Oklahoma: $22,480

  33. Louisiana: $22,250

  34. South Carolina: $21,910

  As a point of reference the average Middle Class annual income today is $50,000, down from $54,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession. Hawaii, DC, and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average working folks earn there. Is it any wonder that they stay home rather than look for a job. Time for a drastic change. America is virtually bankrupt.

  Are we Nuts or what? How do we un-do this type of stupidity on the part of Americans? This is crazy!

  Salary of retired US Presidents $180,000 FOR LIFE

  Salary of House/Senate....$174,000 FOR LIFE This is stupid

  Salary of Speaker of the House ....$223,500 FOR LIFE! This is really stupid

  Salary of Majority/Minority Leader $193,400 FOR LIFE

  Ditto last line

  Average Salary of a teacher .. $40,065

  Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN .. $38,000

  Think about this.

  Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 Dollars a year for LIFE. She has retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year.

  PLUS she will receive an additional $193,400 a year as Minority Leader. That's $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which is not available to us ... the taxpayers

  She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and out every year!

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