According to the Senate Committee on the Budget, they receive $168 per day.
Based on data from the Congressional Research Service, cumulative spending on means-tested federal welfare programs, if converted into cash, would equal $167.65 per day per household living below the poverty level. By comparison, the median household income in 2011 of $50,054 equals $137.13 per day. Additionally, spending on federal welfare benefits, if converted into cash payments, equals enough to provide $30.60 per hour, 40 hours per week, to each household living below poverty. The median household hourly wage is $25.03. After accounting for federal taxes, the median hourly wage drops to between $21.50 and $23.45, depending on a household’s deductions and filing status. State and local taxes further reduce the median household’s hourly earnings. By contrast, welfare benefits are not taxed. (more…)
There are people who work hard to provide for themselves and their family because they have a work ethic and won’t take government handouts. There are other people who won’t work and are content to take the handouts the government gives them, generation after generation. Tell me again, why should the “rich” pay more taxes?
via New Trommetter Times http://www.trommetter.com/log/archives/2013/01/04/how-much-do-welfare-recepients-make-in-a-day/