Let’s all move to HawaiI–welfare recipients

–8GH.,B12-1

Can’t you hear students telling their teachers they want to be welfare recipients when they grow up?

The work ethic we inherited growing up has fallen prey to the ‘welfare’ system.

The Cato Institute released an updated 2014 study (original study in 1955) showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia

Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states.  Accordingly, 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, 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:

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?

Note that California is $18.50 an hour.

Salary of retired United States Presidents: $180,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of House/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 a U.S. Soldier deployed in Afghanistan:  $38,000.
Now 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, the fact that she has become rich while in office notwithstanding.  That’s $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical care which is not available to us …. the taxpayers.  She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and out every year.

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

  1. 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

 

source–cato,

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