I went and scanned the original Cato study and I call BS. They are doing things like taking the average medicaid expenditure and counting that as income to the average welfare recipient. A huge portion of medicaid goes to elderly living in nursing homes and the disabled. This alone adds between $5-$16k to their incomes depending on what state they are from. I'm sure I would find more of that if I didn't have to work & had more time.
I do agree however, our system of assistance is very poorly designed and in my opinion keep people trapped in poverty. I think we would be better off to wean people off of their benefits rather than ax them immediately as they reach certain program cutoffs.
I can tell you that at least in CT the leaches make out like bandits. Imagine going to work everyday, working hard, buying your first home(a condo) and then your hard earned money is confiscated from you so that the slimy leaches can move in across from and below you and make your life a living hell all the while you are forced to pay for it. You go to work while they hang out at the pool????
OH, and they can afford to go to the movies and tell their 5 year old to go find someone to watch them at the pool on a weekend day???? Call DSS and nothing happens about the fact that they left the 5 year old alone!
If it's so great luv, why are you working? You could be living the good life!
We were smart enough to research whether or not our property that we bought in NC could ever be grabbed and forced into the city taxes and rules. I had a heads up about Winston Salem destroying happy lives by forcing one to become a city person. I still wish I had known a bit more and then I would have bought 2 minutes further in either of the connecting counties.
Their is zero reason that any hard working taxpayer should pay to have animals living across and below them. Section 8 needs to go. Nobody should have them forced on them uisng their hard earned money!!