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1PostSubject: IF true, we are truly fubared   Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:29 am


Subject: Sit Down to Read This !!!! College anyone?



THIS IS WHY TRUMP HAS A CHANCE. NO CONNECTIONS WITH CONGRESS!!!!

SIT DOWN TO READ THIS ! ! ! !

Can't you hear students telling their teachers they want to be welfare
recipients when they grow up?
THE WORK ETHIC WE INHERITED GROWING UP HAS FALLEN PREY TO THE 'WELFARE'
SYSTEM

The Cato Institute released an updated 2014 study (original study in 1955)
showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states
and the District of Columbia.

Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states.

According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum
wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home and watch TV than it is to
earn an honest day’s pay.

Hawaii is the biggest offender, where welfare recipients earn $29.13 per
hour, or a $60,590 yearly salary, all for doing nothing.

Here is the list of the states where the pre-tax equivalent “salary” that
welfare recipients receive is higher than having a job:

1. Hawaii : $60,590
2. District of Columbia :$50,820
3. Massachusetts : $50,540
4. Connecticut : $44,370
5. New York : $43,700
6. New Jersey : $43,450
7. Rhode Island : $43,330
8. Vermont : $42,350
9. New Hampshire : $39,750
10. Maryland : $38,160
11. California : $37,160
12. Oregon : $34,300
13. Wyoming : $32,620
14. Nevada : $29,820
15. Minnesota : $29,350
16. Delaware : $29,220
17. Washington : $28,840
18. North Dakota : $28,830
19. Pennsylvania : $28,670
20. New Mexico : $27,900
21. Montana : $26,930
22. South Dakota : $26,610
23. Kansas: $26,490
24. Michigan : $26,430
25. Alaska : $26,400
26. Ohio : $26,200
27. North Carolina : $25,760
28. West Virginia : $24,900
29. Alabama : $23,310
30. Indiana : $22,900
31. Missouri : $22,800
32. Oklahoma : $22,480
33. Louisiana : $22,250
34. South Carolina : $21,910

As a point of reference the average Middle Class annual income today is
$50,000, down from $54,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession.

Hawaii , DC , and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average
working folks earn there.

Is it any wonder that they stay home rather than look for a job.
Time for a drastic change... America is virtually bankrupt.

Note that California is $18.50 an hour.
Are we Nuts or what? How do we un-do this type of stupidity … This is crazy!

Salary of retired United States Presidents $180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate....$174,000 FOR LIFE
This is *beyond* stupid!!!!!!!

Salary of Speaker of the House ...$223,500 FOR LIFE!
This is really stupid.



Salary of Majority/Minority Leader $193,400 FOR LIFE!
Ditto last line.



Average Salary of a teacher ... $40,065
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN .. $38,000
Think about this !!!!!



Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 Dollars a year
for LIFE.
She has retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year. PLUS she will receive an
additional $193,400 a year as Minority Leader, the fact that she has become
rich while in office notwithstanding.
That's $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which is not
available to us .... the taxpayers
She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and
out every year!

I think we found where the cuts should be made!

*If you agree ...... pass it on, I just did. *

*Wake UP America !*
*Unless you really don't care that your country is bankrupt at the likes of
these people!*


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2PostSubject: Re: IF true, we are truly fubared   Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:37 am

If you think simply raising wages will fix things, think again.
Raising wages will simply raise costs, which will make wages worth basically what they were before raised.

Work is a privilege, not a jail sentence. The harder you work, the quicker you will rise thru the ranks, so to speak, and get a raise and promoted.

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3PostSubject: Re: IF true, we are truly fubared   Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:33 am

Sky, #1:

IMO, the whole message is a prime example of "how to lie with statistics". The reality is that welfare and entitlement programs are actually a lower percentage of the money paid out by all levels of government today than was the case in 1960. During the same time periods retirement benefits for government officials and high-level bureaucrats have indeed greatly increased ... but benefits for veterans, both those who served twenty years or more on active duty and those who were "retired for medical reasons" (such as being maimed for life by wounds received in combat), have become ever-increasingly hard to get. Over the last fifty years, wages for the vast majority of American workers have increased at a slower rate than the prices for basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. And the most important American financial problem doesn't get mentioned at all: every year, more and more of the country's total wealth passes into fewer and fewer hands, meaning the rich get richer and everybody else gets poorer.

#2, re: "If you think simply raising wages will fix things, think again. Raising wages will simply raise costs, which will make wages worth basically what they were before raised. Work is a privilege, not a jail sentence. The harder you work, the quicker you will rise thru the ranks, so to speak, and get a raise and promoted."

I agree with everything you just said, but these principles apply to ALL free-market economies, functional and dysfunctional alike. And the American economy has been moving further and further into the latter category for many years. The cause of this dysfunction is the "rich getting richer and everybody else getting poorer" that I mentioned above.
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4PostSubject: Re: IF true, we are truly fubared   Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:28 pm

Also one of the main problems - over population.
Having a huge family is harder to support, than having one or none.
I mention this a lot, due to looking at the pictures of the earth's largest cities.
If cities keep growing and taking up more agricultural land, food prices will rise to unimaginable prices, as less is produced. It will be a matter of less produce to sell which sadly will lead to higher prices.
Sorta like going to a good concert. If you want the best seats, they will cost more. The cheaper seats will be cheaper.
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5PostSubject: Re: IF true, we are truly fubared   Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:32 pm

Skytiger wrote:
Also one of the main problems - over population.
Having a huge family is harder to support, than having one or none.
I mention this a lot, due to looking at the pictures of the earth's largest cities.
If cities keep growing and taking up more agricultural land, food prices will rise to unimaginable prices, as less is produced. It will be a matter of less produce to sell which sadly will lead to higher prices.
Sorta like going to a good concert. If you want the best seats, they will cost more. The cheaper seats will be cheaper.

I'm in total agreement with everything you just said. And let me add that the problem is the sheer number of human beings this planet has to support at any given time, not where they live or what kind of technology is in use to provide them all with food, clothing, and shelter. There simply aren't enough resources to provide the present population with a decent living, nor does it seem possible governments or any other human institutions to prevent procreation from increasing the population massively in every generation. However, "Mother Nature bats last", and eventually disease is going to wipe out most of these people, as scientists have already observed happening when overpopulation strikes other species.


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