Enough to make you "Sick"......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Your tax at work!

    WOW !!! Check out this MAP, the beginning of the end.....

    These 11 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed!
    Last month, 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 $25.00 an hour.

    To read the complete article, check web site below:

    Total Welfare Spending Equates To $168 Per Day For Every Household In Poverty - Budget Background - Research - U.S. Senate Budget Committee
    See a pattern here or there
  2. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Looks like Democratic States with HIGH Minority Populations to me. Aka: Bought & Paid For Voters
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  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I am ashamed to see Ohio on that list. I am not one of the parasites. :(
  4. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    And why again am I working so hard?
    I could be sitting on my butt, and have the cash roll in ..
    Easy street my friends easy street.

    I could sit on the couch, play WOW.

    just chillin'

    Oblahma, is da man! Send me dat free stuff homie.
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    And that is just the Welfare map, does that include folks on Disability? If not, what happens to the map when you add all of the disability receiptients into that count- bet it is half the country. It is just a [nutkick] to the working men and women of this land.
  6. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    But the thing is the takers don't care because they think this country owes them something. They think all of us that work got where we are today because we were all born with silver spoons inour mouths. What a crock. I busted butt for everything i have in this world.
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  7. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    This thread is my answer to the question, "Why do you prep?" Anyone that doesn't realize that this sort of deficit spending will end in utter ruin and devastation for our economy just isn't awake. And what these sort of programs are doing to the character of the nation is even worse than the economic ruin. We are raising children who emerge from the womb with their hands out. I've got no problem with anyone who needs a "hand up;" but a "hand out" is another matter entirely. I fear for our children's future.
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  8. Hazmat54

    Hazmat54 Monkey+++

    My beautiful state of Illinois is on there. Our current Governor won in 3 of the 102 counties. That was enough votes to win the office. He claims to have a mandate. I have worked all my life without getting a nickel from government. Now that I near retirement they are talking about reducing SS. Not to mention threats to "take over and manage" my 401k. So much for saving as a retirement plan. Have I been a sucker for believing in this hard work stuff?
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  9. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+++

    My husband's on disability because he's blind, and he hasn't been able to find an employer who will hire him. They have all kinds of
    'legitimate' excuses, but it comes down to him being a blind, white male.
  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Don't get me wrong- there are many people such as your husband on legitimate disability. I was referring to the recent trend of people moving from the unemployment roles to disability thru fraud or other mean's to continue to stay on the government dime.

    Hope and change as Obama drives down the unemployment rate | For What It's Worth
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  11. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+++

    Wasn't taking offense, YD, just making a point to those who might not understand the difference. You've never offended me, and I agree with you most of the time. I just wish he could find a job. He's SO frustrated. :(
    To add to the frustration, my oldest hasn't had a job since the census, and has two kids. I wish I could do more for her.
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  12. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Does she live in ohio? The company I work for has a plant in ohio that is hiring.
  13. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+++

    Northern California, but thanks for the thought.
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