Most Welfare Recipients Have a Job

Wall Street Journal: “It’s poor-paying jobs, not unemployment, that strains the welfare system.”

“That’s one key finding from a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, that showed the majority of households receiving government assistance are headed by a working adult.”

“The study found that 56% of federal and state dollars spent between 2009 and 2011 on welfare programs — including Medicaid, food stamps and the Earned Income Tax Credit — flowed to working families and individuals with jobs. In some industries, about half the workforce relies on welfare.”

“’When companies pay too little for workers to provide for their families, workers rely on public assistance programs to meet their basic needs,’ said Ken Jacobs, chairman of the university’s Center for Labor Research and Education and one of the report’s authors.”

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  • Bill Marshall

    No, when they get welfare they will work for less… cut OUT the welfare and people will demand wage increases…

    • HeardUWasScared

      Bro if you want to troll people you can’t make it that obvious. Step up your game.

    • TheAlmightyOS

      0/10 – You weren’t even trying, son.

    • Jim Jones

      poor b8 m8 r8 0/8

    • Lynxonyx

      Moron.

  • DarkSummoner

    bill marshall….. you’re a fucking idiot. Workers don’t set wages; their employers do. They are already asking for higher wages…. jeez, they even admit that on FixedNews

  • RationalPrinciple

    Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for these workers and spread out the tax rebate payments for them.

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