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Old 08-21-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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Study: Welfare pays better | Boston Herald

It fit in the title but It just points out that there are too many low wage jobs out there and our Welfare system may still be a bit too generous.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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The study that article is referencing applied the maximum benefits and then compared the states, while noting that the vast majority of welfare people aren't eligible for the maximum benefits.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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I agree. There needs to be incentives for those who work.


I know its already tough for some, but its the only "fair" initiative for those who are working.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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The study that article is referencing applied the maximum benefits and then compared the states, while noting that the vast majority of welfare people aren't eligible for the maximum benefits.
Still the system allows for abuse. Too much abuse at this point.

And I also point out that this is indicative of wages that are not on par with creating a stable economy.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Study: Welfare pays better | Boston Herald

It fit in the title but It just points out that there are too many low wage jobs out there and our Welfare system may still be a bit too generous.
So the private sector should pay more because the government pays more using private sector money?
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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The government, banks, and mega corps are already robbing us. It would be nice if wages started going back up but it doesn't look like many are budging.

Two separate issues though.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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So the private sector should pay more because the government pays more using private sector money?
If the private sector pays more less people would be on Welfare. That would theoretically equal a lower Government expense and lower tax burden.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Here's the original thread on this topic.

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Old 08-21-2013, 01:47 PM
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Public assistance should cover the basic needs: Safe, clean housing; serviceable clothing that a prospective employer would find acceptable; three square meals a day that a nutritionist would approve of; healthcare to keep one healthy, productive, and physically capable; secondary education for children and teens (effectively handled); transportation to jobs and job opportunities - enough to cover the costs of living and work one's way out of poverty. Nothing more than that. Jobs should pay more than that covers. Jobs that don't are exploitative.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Here's the original thread on this topic.

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Ok thanks.
Mods can merge if they want.
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