Wednesday, August 21, 2013

No wonder every hard working American is outraged!

Columnist David Limbaugh: "The Cato Institute has released a report documenting that in Obama's America, 'welfare pays better than work.' ... In the state of New York, for example, 'a family receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, public housing, utility assistance and free commodities (like milk and cheese) would have a package of benefits worth $38,004, the seventh-highest in the nation.' Because welfare benefits aren't taxable, a New York wage earner would have to earn in excess of $21 per hour to do better than his welfare recipient counterpart, which is more than a beginning teacher makes. Though benefits vary among the states, for many recipients, especially long-term dependents, welfare pays substantially more than an entry-level job. Ponder the powerful disincentive this constitutes to work.... How can a society that embraces the work ethic not shudder in horror at this development?"

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