You have two families: " WORKING JOE " vs " WELFARE JOE ". Both families have two parents, two children, and lives in New York .
WORKING Joe works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.
Welfare Joe does not work, has a Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 per hour "without leaving the house".
Ready? Now pay attention...
Working Joe : $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year.
Now take 30% away for local, state, and federal taxes.
Working Joe now has $31,231.00 net..
Welfare Joe : $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200..00 per year. Welfare Joe pays no taxes. Welfare Joe now has $31,200.00 net.
Working Joe pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Working Joe now has $24,031.00 net.
Welfare Joe has full medical and dental coverage through Medicaid and local free clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Welfare Joe still has $31,200.00 net.
Working Joe makes too much money and is not eligible for welfare. Working Joe pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Working Joe now has $18,031 net.
Welfare Joe has no documented income and is eligible for welfare. Welfare Joe still has $31,200.00 net.
Working Joe pays rent of $1,200..00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Working Joe now has $9,631.00 net.
Welfare Joe receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Welfare Joe pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Welfare Joe still has $31,200.00 net.
Working Joe pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for auto insurance.. Working Joe now has $7,231...00 net.
Welfare Joe says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00 net.
Working Joe has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.
Welfare Joe has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, buy gas, prepaid cell phone card, (alcohol/cigarettes) and play at the Casino.
Working Joe now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.
Welfare Joe has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family & friends.
Working Joe and Welfare Joe's children attend the same school.
Working Joe pays for his children's lunches while Welfare Joe's children get a government sponsored lunch.
Working Joe's children go home after school, while Welfare Joe's children have an after school program provided free.
Working Joe and Welfare Joe both enjoy the same police and fire services, but working Joe paid for them with his taxes and Welfare Joe did not.
Do you get it, now? YEAH...IT'S ENOUGH TO MAKE ME PUKE.......
If you support any politician who supports our welfare system, you are part of the problem!
I think that's a little farfetched. Welfare shouldn't be that good and I don't know anyone who does well on welfare.
I'm on SSI and that's $650 a month and I get $85 a month with my Lone Star card for food. My medical is free though. I pay for my room and board (at my sis's and I'm legally homeless), no cell phone but the cheapest phone in the house, cheap internet service and cheap TV.
I pay for the gas and insurance on my car plus any repairs I'd have to make. I'm not allowed to have assets over $2000 but house and car are exempt.