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Welfare: A Disincentive for Work

A Study from the Cato Institute released today finds that:

The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work. Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and in 13 states it pays more than $15 per hour.

Is this really a surprise to anyone?

If Congress and state legislatures are serious about reducing welfare dependence and rewarding work, they should consider strengthening welfare work requirements, removing exemptions, and narrowing the definition of work.

Yeah, okay. Anyone want to guess how many Democrats and Rhinos in the Senate will grow a spine and lower welfare benefits to a level that would encourage people to get out and make a living by being productive.

My Father taught me the value of hard work and providing for your family. Scrubbing toilets with a toothbrush would be preferable living off of another’s hard work. And Yes, I have scrubbed toilets in a public restroom with a toothbrush.

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