|From Forbes magazine - Nov. 2012|
The Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.
What’s the problem with that much support?
Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day.
To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $20.00 an hour.
- Oh, by the way, yes, we do check the facts before a post is approved for publication here at The Badger Lake Observer. For example, Snopes claims that all of the above is false, then they go on to explain in detail that (surprise) these 11 states do indeed have a higher population of moochers than providers.