Does welfare really pay more than working minimum wage?

Posted: August 23, 2013 in Capitalism, Class Warfare, Money, Politics, Social Issues
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34 states now are paying more in welfare funds than an entry job position. What’s the rush to get a job and work eight hours a days for some low level job where probably the workers are most likely overloaded and under paid. Who wants that versus sitting on there behinds and collecting essentially “free” money.

On the federal level the government funds 126 programs. These programs are in addition to welfare benefits issued out. Look I‘m not gonna say to those people who depend on these benefits month after month they should suffer. If you legitimately are deserving of these funds and meet the criteria I have no issue with that. The issue I have is those people who cheat the system and now that the news is out welfare pays more than minimum wage I won’t be surprised if you spike in applicants over the next six months.

Listed below are some of the states that pay more in welfare than working class minimum wage workers.

Minnesota

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 29,350
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 14.11
  • Unemployment: 5.2 percent

 Nevada

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 29,820
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 14.34
  • Unemployment: 9.5 percent

 Wyoming

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 32.620
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 15.68
  • Unemployment: 4.6 percent

Oregon

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 34,300
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 16.49
  • Unemployment: 8.0 percent
  •  California
  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 37,160
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 17.87
  • Unemployment: 8.7 percent

Maryland

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 38,160
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 18.35
  • Unemployment: 7.1 percent

New Hampshire

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 39,750
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 19.11
  • Unemployment: 5.1 percent

Vermont

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 42,350
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 20.36
  • Unemployment: 4.6 percent

 Rhode Island

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 43,330
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 20.83
  • Unemployment: 8.9 percent

 New Jersey

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 43,450
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 20.89
  • Unemployment: 8.6 percent

New York

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 43,700
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 20.01
  • Unemployment: 7.5 percent

Connecticut

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 44,370
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 21.33
  • Unemployment: 8.1 percent

Massachusetts

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 50,540
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 24.30
  • Unemployment: 7.2 percent

District of Columbia

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 50,820
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 24.43
  • Unemployment: 8.6 percent

Hawaii

  • Pre-tax Equivalent ($): 60,590
  • Hourly Wage Equivalent ($): 29.13
  • Unemployment: 4.5

This to me is shameful and only encourages abased, indigent behavior. If your a working class citizen, but fell on bad times and had to take a job that you may have felt is beneath you to bring in money and read what’s going on. What real incentive do you have t work hard?

Take Washington DC for example. The minimum wage there is $8.25, but the average welfare recipient receives $24.43 an hour. What the hell?????? Please weigh in on this and let me know if I’m missing something

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