Peter Goettler – President and CEO – Cato Institute
Can’t you just hear Students all across this country telling their Teachers they’ve decided they would just like to be “Welfare Recipients” when they grow up because the pay and benefits are much better than working? Think it couldn’t happen???
THE WORK ETHIC WE INHERITED GROWING UP HAS FALLEN PREY TO THE NEW “WELFARE AND ENTITLEMENT MENTALITY”, SUPPORTED BY THE WELFARE SYSTEM ITSELF!!!!!
According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home and watch TV 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:
|2.||District of Columbia:||$50,820|
(Supposedly Florida is in the top 10 !!!)
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 so many people are staying home rather than look for a job.
Note that California is $18.50 an hour.
Are the working tax payers there Nuts or what?
How will they ever undo that type of stupidity …
AND HOW ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE IN DC WHO MAKE THE LAWS AND PASS OUT THE TAX PAYERS MONEY SO FREELY????
Salary of retired United States Presidents $180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate…$174,000 FOR LIFE This is beyond stupid!!!
Salary of Speaker of the House …$223,500 FOR LIFE!
Salary of Majority/Minority Leader $193,400 FOR LIFE!
Average Salary of a teacher … $40,065
Average Salary of A Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN FIGHTING FOR ALL THOSE LISTED ABOVE… $38,000.
Think About This!!!!!
Nancy Pelosi has already retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year. PLUS she will receive an additional $193,400 a year as Minority Leader, and she will also retire as a Congress Person at another $174,000 dollars a year for life, despite the fact that she has become very rich while in office.
That’s $590,900 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which is not available to us … the taxpayers who are paying for it all.
She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congressmen and women that float in and out of Washington every year!
I think we know where the cuts should be made, but those in charge aren’t about to make those changes and put a stop to their Gravy Train!!!!!
Wake Up America!!!!!
Unless you really don’t care that your country is being bankrupt at the hands of people like these!!!