Why You See "Now Hiring" Signs

davers

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Jul 14, 2014
5,171
Kentucky
THIS IS BEYOND INSANE!
Have you ever wondered why very few Hawaiians are working
when you visit those islands? All but a few states on the following
lists are strongholds, so go figure!

The Cato Institute released an updated 2016 study showing that
welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33
American states, and the District of Columbia.

Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour to stay home
in 13 states. According to the study, welfare benefits have
increased faster than minimum wage. It's now more profitable
to sit at home and watch TV 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 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:
01. Hawaii: $60,590
02. District of Columbia: $50,820
03. Massachusetts: $50,540
04. Connecticut: $44,370
05. New York: $43,700
06. New Jersey: $43,450
07. Rhode Island: $43,330
08. Vermont: $42,350
09. 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

Hawaii, DC, and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the
average wage folks earn there. Is it any wonder that they stay
home rather than look for a job. It is time for a drastic change.
Most Americans are not stupid.

Note that California is $18.50 an hour. Are we nuts or what?
How do we undo this type of stupidity? Now if you think that's bad,
read about these salaries: Salary of retired United States Presidents - $180,000 FOR LIFE! Salary of House or Senate - $174,000 FOR
LIFE!

This is beyond stupid! Salary of Speaker of the House - $223,500
FOR LIFE! This is really stupid. Salary of Majority/Minority Leader - $193,400 FOR LIFE! Ditto last line.

Average salary of a teacher - $40,065. Average salary of soldier DEPLOYED IS - $38,000. Think about this! Nancy Pelosi will
retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 dollars a year for LIFE.
She will retire as Speaker of the House at $223,500 a year. Plus,
she will receive an additional $193,400 a year for when she was
Minority Leader, the fact that she has become rich while in office
not withstanding. That's $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including
FREE medical coverage which is not available to us, the taxpayers.
She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congresspersons
that float in and out of Congress every year! I think we found where the cuts should be made!
 

JR in KY

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Jan 25, 2006
6,277
The Occupied South
I was in a Sav A Lot store a couple years ago, saw a woman and youngin push the cart up to the Freezer section and Scrape the entire Shelf full of frozen Sausage Biscuits off into their cart.
And slid the card.
 
I was in a Sav A Lot store a couple years ago, saw a woman and youngin push the cart up to the Freezer section and Scrape the entire Shelf full of frozen Sausage Biscuits off into their cart.
And slid the card.
Man, the worst for me was when I managed c-stores. Imagine this scenario, it’s the first sunny Saturday of warm weather decent for a day at the lake but you have to come in and cover a call in shift. You notice a truck pulling a decent little fish and ski boat pull up to the pumps and the entire family, kids and all roll out. The man fills up the truck and boat while the kids and mom pick out 6 bagfuls of items at full convenience store prices like 20 oz bottles of Mt Dew at $2 apiece, 3 containers of pre-packaged sandwich meat at $5, bread at $3, mustard and ketchup at $4 each, candy bars at $1.19, etc, etc, etc. Man comes in to pay for everything buying 3 packs each of premium cigarettes for both he and his wife. He proceeds to pay cash for the gas and smokes, while whipping out the EBT for the rest. It’s awfully hard to stand there and not speak your mind at the lack of responsibility and stewardship of that taxpayer handout.
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,162
West Kentucky
Man, the worst for me was when I managed c-stores. Imagine this scenario, it’s the first sunny Saturday of warm weather decent for a day at the lake but you have to come in and cover a call in shift. You notice a truck pulling a decent little fish and ski boat pull up to the pumps and the entire family, kids and all roll out. The man fills up the truck and boat while the kids and mom pick out 6 bagfuls of items at full convenience store prices like 20 oz bottles of Mt Dew at $2 apiece, 3 containers of pre-packaged sandwich meat at $5, bread at $3, mustard and ketchup at $4 each, candy bars at $1.19, etc, etc, etc. Man comes in to pay for everything buying 3 packs each of premium cigarettes for both he and his wife. He proceeds to pay cash for the gas and smokes, while whipping out the EBT for the rest. It’s awfully hard to stand there and not speak your mind at the lack of responsibility and stewardship of that taxpayer handout.
Probably not married. Lot of people living together, wearing rings maxing benefits by not filing the paperwork.
 
I don’t care about the food stamps to be honest, I look at it as a stimulus as it all winds up in the income statements of grocers. Hell the Walmart family loved the $70 million EBT program the same way Walmart’s board of directors does today along with the boards and the stockholders of Kroger, Publix, etc. my gripe is all of that stuff could have been bought for a fraction of what they paid elsewhere. I bet the owners of my c-store were happy that $50 worth of junk went to them rather than Sam Walton Company though.
 


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