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Post Thanksgiving ruminations and ruinations …

Question: When is it better to earn $29,000 than to earn $69,000?

Answer: When you’re a single mom living in Pennsylvania.

Why? Because, thanks to our generous welfare system, a single mom makes out better that way.

When all the benefits are added up, the lower-paid single mom qualifies to receive $57,327 in net income and benefits, while the mom who earns $69,000 ends up with a net income and benefits of $57,045.
This is according to figures from our own state Secretary of Welfare Gary Alexander. Worse, his chart on Household Income and Benefits shows that if the same single mom making $29,000 were to get a $1,000 raise, she would lose close to $7,000 in state benefits.
If you were in her position, would you accept that raise? But such are the disincentives built into our current and crazy welfare system.


h/t  Groucho Marxist



    December 3rd, 2012

    Dayum, I am moving to PA and becoming a single mom! :mrgreen:

    Thanks for the tip Groucho! ;)

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  2. MM

    December 3rd, 2012

    Super, sell your soul, your self esteem and make sure you pass this mentality onto your children. For what? For someone else to take care of you? Yeah, that’s great.

    I will live under a goddamn bridge rather than take a GD nickel from the government and that includes SS. They can keep it. I won’t be held hostage to some “benefit” because for starters I have absolutely no intention of either being forced into buying health insurance(I’ve self insured myself all my life-IOW I’ve paid CASH for any and all medical and dental care I’ve contracted for- with a catastrophic policy) or into paying some fucking “penalty. Further, i have no intention of providing any medical information on my 1040.

    If I can’t chew the leather, than just let me wander off into the Rockies and freeze because that’s all I deserve.

    In the Land Of Opportunity that’s all ya got? Section 8 and EBTs??? That’s it?? That is so fucking pitiful, it’s pathetic.

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  3. eternal ¼ cracker p

    December 3rd, 2012

    Single mom = vote for Obama.

    Is it any wonder?

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  4. Pickled Liver

    December 3rd, 2012

    Future voters of Amerika ! Keep the free stuff coming and the votes will continue to be for the Progs! Is there any place left to hide?

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  5. Edith McCrotch

    December 3rd, 2012

    Just another way and excuse for keeping a real man from performing his duty as a father to his little “responsibilities”….pffft why the hell bother?

    30 years from now the American family will be gone and replaced with bastard chillun, house-whores belonging to pimp daddy Unca’ Sam, and studhouses so the house-whores have a place to go and conceive another dividend.

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 3rd, 2012

    Amendment the Twenty-Eighth:

    Section 1: No government, whether federal, state, or local, shall be allowed to fund or to engage in any activity that transfers any type of wealth from one segment of society to another. No government has the power to determine what is wealth transfer. That definition is left up to the person whose wealth is being transferred. The decision is not reviewable nor can it be overturned by any agent or agency of any government or by any office or officer of any executive, legislative, or judicial department of any government.

    Section 2: Any violation of Section 1 means the perpetrator is guilty of a felony and shall suffer death.

    Section 3: This amendment shall not interfere with the stated limited powers in Article 1, Section 8 of this Constitution.

    Section 4: No part of this amendment shall be altered or repealed.

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  7. Death_By_Farts

    December 3rd, 2012

    It is now people like these, who will determine the winners of Presidential elections from now own.

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  8. FreedomCat

    December 3rd, 2012

    How in the hell do they rack up benefits to that much?! I am a single mom and I believe in work, God, guns, our repbulic, morals and teaching my children the same.

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  9. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 3rd, 2012

    So that is where all my money goes. I want out.

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  10. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 3rd, 2012

    And I have about 20 of em in my block of 22 homes right now.

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