Salaries

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 2013 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. 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 $29.13/hr

2.   District of Columbia : $50,820 $24.43/hr

3.   Massachusetts: $50,540 $24.30/hr

4.   Connecticut: $44,370 $21.33/hr

5.   New York: $43,700 $21.01/hr

6.   New Jersey: $43,450 $20.89/hr

7.   Rhode Island: $43,330 $20.83/hr

8.   Vermont: $42,350 $20.36/hr

9.   New Hampshire: $39,750 $19.11/hr

10.   Maryland: $38,160 $18.35/hr

11.   California: $37,160 $17.87/hr

12.   Oregon: $34,300 $16.49/hr

13.   Wyoming: $32,620 $15.68/hr

14.   Nevada: $29,820 $14.34/hr

15.   Minnesota: $29,350 $14.11/hr

16.   Delaware: $29,220 $14.05/hr

17.   Washington: $28,840 $13.87/hr

18.   North Dakota: $28,830 $13.86/hr

19.   Pennsylvania: $28,670 $13.78/hr

20.   New Mexico: $27,900 $13.41/hr

21.   Montana: $26,930 $12.95/hr

22.   South Dakota: $26,610 $12.79/hr

23.   Kansas : $26,490 $12.74/hr

24.   Michigan: $26,430 $12.71/hr

25.   Alaska: $26,400 $12.69/hr

26.   Ohio: $26,200 $12.60/hr

27.   North Carolina: $25,760 $12.38/hr

28.   West Virginia: $24,900 $11.97/hr

29.   Alabama: $23,310 $11.21/hr

30.   Indiana: $22,900 $11.01/hr

31.   Missouri: $22,800 $10.96/hr

32.   Oklahoma: $22,480 $10.81/hr

33.   Louisiana: $22,250 $10.70/hr

34.   South Carolina:$21,910 $10.53/hr

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.

Note that California is $18.50 an hour. Are we Nuts or what? How do we un-do this type of stupidity . This is crazy!

Salary of the sitting US President $400,000

Salary of retired US Presidents $180,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of a sitting US Vice President $230,700

Salary of a retired US Vice President $174,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of House/Senate….$174,000

Salary of Speaker of the House ….$223,500 FOR LIFE!

Salary of Majority/Minority Leader $193,400 FOR LIFE!

Average Salary of a teacher .. $40,065

Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN.. $38,000

Think about this.  I think we found where the cuts should be made!

Wake UP America!

 

Wild Pigs – A Reminder For All

A thought to  remember, Marx said, “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will  have no freedom and no one would have noticed.”

There was a  chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in  the class.

One day while the  class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange  student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back  hurt.  The professor asked the young man what was the  matter.

The student told  him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting  communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his  country’s government and install a new communist regime. In the midst of  his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange  question.

He asked: “Do you  know how to catch wild pigs?”

The professor  thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.  The young man  said that it was no joke. “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place  in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to  come every day to eat the free food. 

“When they are used  to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they  are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the  corn again and you put up another side of the fence.

“They get used to  that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of  the fence up with a gate in the last side.

“The pigs, which  are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free  corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild  pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. 

They are  so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for  themselves, so they accept their captivity.”

The young man then  told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America . The  government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading  the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy  subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare entitlements,  medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a  little at a time.

One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can  never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all  of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of  democracy in America , you might want to share this with your  friends.

God help us all when the gate slams shut!

The Architect of Destruction

The Architect of Destruction
By Maureen Scott

Barack Obama appears to be a tormented man filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps, because, as a child, he grew up harboring an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. that was instilled in him by his family and mentors…it seems to have never left him.

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem in America .

Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets “goose bumps” when a band plays “The Star Spangled Banner,” (no he gets goose bumps when he hears the ”Muslim call to prayer” (his words) or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of ” America the Beautiful?” Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday – or someone plays “taps” on a trumpet? Has he ever shared the admiration of the military, as we as lovers of those who keep us free, feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a Grandfather or Uncle who showed us his medals and told us about the bravery of his fellow troops as they tramped through foreign lands to keep us free. He didn’t have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn’t delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn’t singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the grave sites of fallen and beloved American heroes.

Rather he was separated from all of these experiences and doesn’t really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unites us.

He has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better and grateful and proud that in a short time our country became a leader, and a protector of many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements as well as any critics or opposition for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego. He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who opposes his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.

Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissension, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America , rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions. And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.

– Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.

– Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.

– Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people – on a daily basis!

Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America , and the epitome of a Demagogue.

© Maureen Scott

Maureen Scott is an ardent American patriot who was born in Pittsburgh, PA , and retired to Richmond , VA , in 2000. Free from the nine-to-five grind of writing for employers and clients, she began writing political commentary to please herself and express her convictions.

The accomplishment of which she is most proud is her volunteer work at an Army base where she looked into the eyes and hearts of the service members who protect our country.

Our Pledge of Allegiance, a military band playing the National Anthem, and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, inspire her passion and views. Her life is guided by a firm belief that truth is the most important virtue, and that God knows what He is doing with her.

 

Federal Immigration and Nationality Act 1952

Federal Immigration and Nationality Act 1952
By: Bill Stowell

Section 8 USC 1324 (a) (1) (A) (iv) (b) (iii)

“Any person who … encourages or induces an alien to … reside … knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such … residence is … in violation of law, shall be punished as provided violation occurs … fined under title 18 … imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”

Section 274 felonies under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a) (1) (A):

A person including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

* assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or
* encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or
*knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Obama has just committed xxx million felonies
http://www.uscis.gov/laws/immigration-and-nationality-acthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1952

Hoosiers Call To Action – Common Core – The Battle Continues

HOOSIERS CALL TO ACTION

COMMON CORE – THE BATTLE CONTINUES
While many are aware that Indiana’s “new” standards are a Common Core rebrand, some may be in the dark.  Common Core lives through the newly adopted Indiana Core Standards. Our rebranded standards were approved by the Governor’s office and voted on and passed by the Education Roundtable and the State Board of Education.

Tuesday, November 18th is organization day at the State House. This is a perfect day to call our elected officials to let them know that opposition to Common Core in Indiana remains strong!  The calls we made on PARCC made a difference. They did hear us, so we need to continue to let them know we’re watching.

Please take the time to make three phone calls – one to your State Representative, one to your State Senator, and one to Governor Pence.

Politely tell them that Hoosier children across the state continue to be shackled to the Common Core, despite the passage of the repeal bill last session.  Let them know that it is THEIR job to do what is necessary to make good on the pledge that Indiana would have internationally benchmarked standards, among the highest in the nation, as we did prior to the adoption of Common Core. 

Also please let them know that it is time for Indiana to truly reclaim its sovereignty over K-12 education, by kicking the federal No Child Left Behind Waiver to the curb.  Until Indiana frees itself from the NCLB waiver, it will be the federal government who remains in control of education policy, rather than elected officials at the state level.

Please follow up with letters and emails. DON’T STOP. Keep the contacts going and ask your friends to do the same.
 
Governor Pence – (317)232-4567

IN House of Reps. – (317)232-9400

IN Senate – (317)232-9600

From the Creators of God’s Not Dead…

From the Creators of God’s Not Dead …

This past spring, a movie from Pure Flix took the heart of America by storm … and shocked the movers and shakers in Hollywood. With their ongoing commitment to Christ-centered movies that can change culture for Christ one heart at a time, the big question for Pure Flix since God’s Not Dead has been simple: what’s next?

Do You Believe?

A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ … even if they don’t yet believe it.

Coming to theaters in the spring of 2015, DO YOU BELIEVE? is the stirring new film from the creators of God’s Not Dead. More than a movie, it’s a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: DO YOU BELIEVE?

Movie Trailer for Do You Believe