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  • doely_1 doely_1 Mar 31, 2014 10:17 PM Flag

    FALLEN PREY TO THE 'WELFARE' SYSTEM

    The Cato Institute released an updated 2013 study (original
    study in 1955) showing that welfare benefits pay more than a
    minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia.
    Even worse, welfare, pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states.
    According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster
    than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home 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:

    1. Hawaii: $60,590 2. District of Columbia: $50,820

    3. Massachusetts: $50,540 4. Connecticut: $44,370

    5. New York: $43,700 6. New Jersey: $43,450

    7. Rhode Island: $43,330 8. Vermont: $42,350

    9. New Hampshire: $39,750 10. Maryland: $38,160

    11. California: $37,160 12. Oregon: $34,300

    13. Wyoming: $32,620 14 Nevada: $29,820

    15. Minnesota: $29,350 16. Delaware: $29,220

    17. Washington: $28,840 18. North Dakota: $28,830

    19. Pennsylvania: $28,670 20. New Mexico: $27,900

    21. Montana: $26,930 22. South Dakota: $26,610

    23. Kansas: $26,490 24. Michigan: $26,430

    25. Alaska: $26,400 26. Ohio: $26,200

    27. North Carolina: $25,760 28. West Virginia: $24,900

    29. Alabama: $23,310 30. Indiana: $22,900

    31. Missouri: $22,800 32. Oklahoma: $22,480

    33. Louisiana: $22,250 34. South Carolina: $21,910

 
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