Over $60,000 in Welfare Spent Per Household in Poverty.. say what??

We are spending how much on each of these people??  Why no just write them a check for $10K and get them over the poverty line and give the money back to the producers??  Now… you liberals want to explain to me again that we don’t have a spending problem…

http://m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/over-60000-welfare-spentper-household-poverty_657889.html

“According to the Census’s American Community Survey, the number of households with incomes below the poverty line in 2011 was 16,807,795,” the Senate Budget Committee notes. “If you divide total federal and state spending by the number of households with incomes below the poverty line, the average spending per household in poverty was $61,194 in 2011.”

This dollar figure is almost [B]three times [/B]the amount the average household on poverty lives on per year. “If the spending on these programs were converted into cash, and distributed exclusively to the nation’s households below the poverty line, this cash amount would be over 2.5 times the federal poverty threshold for a family of four, which in 2011 was $22,350 (see table in this link),” the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee note.

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One response to “Over $60,000 in Welfare Spent Per Household in Poverty.. say what??”

  1. Michael says :

    The problem is that official poverty levels are so low, that more people above the official level receive benefits than those below it do.

    If you divide total spending by the 110 million that receive some support, it comes to $9,350 per person.

    The best way to decrease the number of people who rely on government assistance is by paying them more. Since corporate profits are at record highs, it shouldn’t be too hard to do!

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