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!

 

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