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.)