I was reading this article reporting on Census income data.
Two things pop out as scary to me.
First, they report on earned income. What people are actually paid. That works out to a $14 an hour median income (half of US earn below this).
Then they pointed out the data the Census is sliding around. They are NOT reporting welfare income. With half of Americans earning ‘unearned income,’ that means that those earning less than $14/hour are most likely to be getting ‘unearned income.’
Our tax money redistributed to those ‘the elite consider worth paying for their votes.’
BUT, if someone only gets food stamps $2,500 per year per person, and the IRS ‘unearned income credit $5,000 per child, and insurance subsidies $4,000 per year …. and DOES NOT get housing subsidy ($9,000 per year). A family of four can earn $12 an hour in welfare.
Now, I am a realist. Most of the welfare money goes to government employees ($100,000 median income about 4 times the median income of the rest of US).
So, my anger is at the government welfare recipients – the actual government employees.
But, still, how is it welfare pays about the same amount of money as a real job? How does that work? WHY does that work?