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
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
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!