No reason to work

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Wildcat, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

    Jan 7, 2002
    Ledbetter, Ky.
    "Consider an unemployed single parent with two children. Through a combination of welfare-style programs, he or she can collect more than $3,700 per month in government benefits for at least half the year (and until the fall could make even more over 12 months). At an annualized rate, that's nearly $45,000 a year for someone who's staying home rather than returning to work. It's nearly three times the earnings from a full-time minimum-wage job and more than the median American job pays.

    This money is made by stacking the benefits from just four welfare and tax-credit programs. (Other state and federal programs can make welfare even more generous.) The largest source is unemployment insurance, which is usually paid weekly for 26 weeks. These payments alone can bring in nearly three-quarters of a minimum-wage income. Benefits were even more generous earlier in the pandemic when the feds offered a $600 and then a $300 weekly bonus for remaining unemployed."

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  2. davers

    davers 12 pointer

    Jul 14, 2014
    Exactly the reason there is a worker shortage!!! If things don't return to normal (pre-pandemic) our economy will decline and our taxes will increase!!!
  3. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Crap like this chaps my ass. The government teat is just getting bigger and bigger and I'm tired of contributing.
  4. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    You can bet they take advantage of every program
  5. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
    Yep. Intentionally making people dependent on them (government demons). But wait until they pull the plug on them (economic collapse) the "fun" begin. Find out in the Scriptures what mothers "feasted" on when Jerusalem was 'cut off'.
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  6. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    Don’t have to tell me anything. If it weren’t for the benefits and retirement, we wouldn’t be able to hire any support staff (cooks, custodians, bus drivers, etc…) in the schools right now. Most could sit on their butts and make more as stated.
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  7. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
    Amish work ethic trumps hypochondriac nation
    November 29, 2021

    Pittsburgh, PA — “It’s a worse thing to quit working than dying. Working is more important than dying. But to shut down and say that we can’t go to church, we can’t get together with family, we can’t see our old people in the hospital, we got to quit working? It’s going completely against everything that we believe. You’re changing our culture completely to try to act like they wanted us to act the last year, and we’re not going to do it,” said Calvin Lapp, an Amish Mennonite.

  8. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

    Jan 25, 2006
    The Occupied South
    Casey county has a Very Large Amish and Mennonite community. I used to take Starters and alternators to a Mennonite fella who had a large business, for repair.
    He QUIT last month. He told me he couldn't get Help and was tired of doing it all himself.
    Well, maybe they some lazyass ones in that Cult too.
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  9. Little FR

    Little FR 10 pointer

    Nov 10, 2021
    West Kentucky
    I just wish they would drug test for gov benefits. If I have to drug test and breathalyze to keep my job. They shouldn’t get to shoot up and make more mouths to feed on our tax dollars.
  10. GodblessKy

    GodblessKy Spike

    Nov 7, 2021
    mason co
    Once wages catch up with inflation our tax dollars wont be spent subsidizing employers payroll. And hopefully once the social programs take affect and their is some public health option the employer wont be stuck with supplying insurance and can afford to pay their employees a living wage so the tax payer wont have to.

    PUBLIC RAT 10 pointer

    Feb 18, 2014
    If wages catch up with inflation minimum wage will be around $20+ for a fast food job. See these jobs all the time, start $14. Who can buy that. For years fast food workers wanted $15 liveable wage they say. Now it's there they don't want to work.
  12. Tankt

    Tankt 12 pointer

    Dec 26, 2019
    Why are you enabling the troll?
  13. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    Q: What would happen if every American got a check next week for 300k?
    A: Within a year, costs of goods would offset that this stimulus payment, and we would be exactly where we are today.
    Given that you agree, then admit what you prefer is if only those who made under ~60k were given a check for 300k.
    If you agree with that, lets just get to brass tacks. You are a thief. You want to take from me (more taxes). If you are such a good hearted person get off your ass and work hard to get a lot of money and resources to people that need it rather than expecting others to be more generous with their resources while you do nothing (outside of bitching about how unfair everything is). I paid over 100k in taxes last year, thats life changing money taken and wasted. What more do you want from me? How much are you contributing comrad? If i stole 100k from you and wanted more, look me in the eye and tell me you wouldn't hate me, or have a violent reaction.
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  14. GodblessKy

    GodblessKy Spike

    Nov 7, 2021
    mason co
    I see you point. but I think if you make less than $400k then you will not be taxed- thats what they say anyway. And if that is not true I would rather give my money to the bottom feeders that the fat hogs because I think its more likely to trickle up than down- You give the bottom feeders money and they spend it the same day and it goes directly back into the economy. my opinion and life experience growing up with trickle down economics the past 30yrs.
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  15. Little FR

    Little FR 10 pointer

    Nov 10, 2021
    West Kentucky
    If you did that, there would be so many overdoses… it just might work out. At least around here.
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