How is it allowable that welfare recipients receive more than full time minimum wage workers?
Welfare was designed to lend a helping hand from the government in times of need in order to allow the recipients time to get back on their feet. The welfare program includes a stipulation to be either working or looking for work while receiving the money so the payments are temporary. Well why make it temporary and not full time when the pay is better doing nothing than it is to work a 40 an hour job? Statistics prove that welfare has taken a wrong turn across the country and taxpayers are ultimately paying for families to not only survive but thrive.
A Cato Institute study has determined that welfare benefits in fact payout more than a full time minimum wage job in at least 35 states! WTF?
1. The free money is more than $15 an hour in over ten states
2. Welfare is more than a newly college educated teacher in eleven states makes
3. Outdoes the salary of a computer programmer in three states!
4. The highest welfare payouts are over $20 an hour! (Hawaii, with payments equaling $29.13 per hour, DC at $24.43 per hour, Massachusetts at $24.30 , Connecticut at $21.33, New York at $21.01 per hour, New Jersey at $20.89 per hour, Rhode Island at $20.83 per hour and Vermont at $20.36 per hour)
Here is a list of state rankings that shows just how much money is paid out so people can live off of your hard earned income.