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11 states with more people on welfare than employed
« on: February 25, 2013, 12:33:26 PM »

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Re: 11 states with more people on welfare than employed
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 12:47:53 PM »
quite a few RED states there....

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Re: 11 states with more people on welfare than employed
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 01:07:06 PM »
South Carolina???? 

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Re: 11 states with more people on welfare than employed
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 01:34:31 PM »
South Carolina????

Does R4Whoever have a job there yet?  We wouldn't want her to bring the state down.
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Re: 11 states with more people on welfare than employed
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 07:20:30 PM »
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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 $25.00 an hour.
It's worse than that. The statistic specifically cites those under the poverty line, and not all of us receive government assistance. Many of us just live modestly. (I know there are statistics for this, but I don't have them off the top of my head so I don't know how many of us there are relative to the total population.) So that means those that are are also receiving "our" share on top of the $30/hr mentioned here.

But heaven forbid we touch those programs. Heaven forbid we cut off obese people from getting food stamps, as I've proposed before. (That would have a tremendous impact in AL, MS, SC-- three of the states mentioned here.)

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Re: 11 states with more people on welfare than employed
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 08:53:32 PM »
It also doesn't go into how much of that is due to outright fraud.  For example, in NYC a lot of people in cash-intensive industries will intentionally underreport their income (most of which is untraceable cash) in order to qualify for Medicaid benefits.


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