There are now 11 States that have more people on welfare than they have employed.
Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, education expenses and meals, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168 a day in government support.
What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to around $137 a day.
To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $20 an hour.
Hat tip to Joe K