Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Salaries, Welfare & Congress

  The Cato Institute released an updated 2013 study (original study in
  1955) showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in
      35 states and the District of Columbia. Even worse, welfare pays more
  than $15 per hour in 13 states. According to the study, welfare
  benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It's now more
  profitable to sit at home 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, all 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:
  1. Hawaii: $60,590
  2. District of Columbia: $50,820
  3. Massachusetts: $50,540
  4. Connecticut: $44,370
  5. New York: $43,700
  6. New Jersey: $43,450
  7. Rhode Island: $43,330
  8. Vermont: $42,350
  9. 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
  As a point of reference the average Middle Class annual income today
  is $50,000, down from $54,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession.
  Hawaii, DC, and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average
      working folks earn there.
      Is it any wonder that they stay home rather than look for a job. Time
  for a drastic change. America is virtually bankrupt.
  Are we Nuts or what? How do we un-do this type of stupidity on the
  part of Americans?
  This is crazy!
  Salary of retired US Presidents $180,000 FOR LIFE
  Salary of House/Senate....$174,000 FOR LIFE. This is 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 IN AFGHANISTAN .. $38,000 Think
       about this. *
      Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 Dollars
      a year for LIFE.
  She has retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year.
  PLUS she will receive an additional $193,400 a year as Minority Leader.
  That's $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which
  is not available to us ... The taxpayers.
      She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress reps that
      float in and out every year!
  I think we found where the cuts should be made!
  If you agree ..... pass it on, I just did.

Email from Rick Kreindler

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