Politicians would like you to believe giving people things makes them compassionate. However, a new study shows more welfare benefits equal longer unemployment, and more dependency on the system.
If a single mother of two has a job and works to make $40,000 a year, and another single mother of two stays home and draws on government, state and local assistance to make the same amount, are they socially equal?
One has the pride to contribute to society, pay her taxes, and support her children. The other is living off the 126 government programs available to anyone who qualifies. The working mother of two would probably qualify; however, she chooses to be a productive member of society.
If you can make far more than minimum wage by staying home and drawing on public assistance, what is the incentive to get a job? The (published Aug. 19, 2013) “Work vs Welfare Trade Off: 2013” analysis paints a sad picture for the United States.
In 15 states, an individual can make more than $15 per hour on federal programs. In Washington DC, Hawaii and Massachusetts, that amount tops $24 per hour. For those who say welfare recipients deserve more, consider the typical recipient of welfare is living above the level of poverty, without doing anything.
Politicians like to vote for more “benefits” and tell us how compassionate they are. Look around in your town. Do you see 50% of people in need of government assistance? The numbers are creeping in that direction, and when there are more people taking away from society than contributing, the US as we know it will be gone.
There are people who need help. No matter how democrats want to paint republicans as heartless and uncaring, no one wants to take that away. However, there are a high percentage of people taking advantage of the generosity of our government, all with your tax dollars.
Find out how your representatives are voting, and be sure to take welfare into account when you cast your ballot.