Here’s an offer for you:$38,004 per year,tax free.No work required.Apply at your local welfare office.
The federal government funds 126 separate programs targeted towards low-income people,72 of which provide either cash or in-kind benefits to individuals. (The rest fund community-wide programs for low-income neighborhoods,with no direct benefits to individuals.) State and local governments operate more welfare programs.Of course,no individual or family gets benefits from all 72 programs,but many do get aid from a number of them at any point in time.
Today,the Cato institute is releasing a new study looking at the state-by-state value of welfare for a mother with two children. In the Empire State,a family receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families,Medicaid,food stamps,WIC,public housing,utility assistance and free commodities (like milk and cheese) would have a package of benefits worth $38,004,the seventh-highest in the nation.
While that might not sound overly generous,remember that welfare benefits aren’t taxed,while wages are. So someone in New York would have to earn more than $21 per hour to be better off than they would be on welfare.That’s more than the average statewide entry-level salary for a teacher.
Read More at The NY Post . By Michael Tanner.