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Forum Post: You can do as well working one week/month at minimum wage as you can working $60,000/year in full time high stress job

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 23, 2012, 6:22 p.m. EST by thunk (15)
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Note this only includes legal ways to game the welfare system. If a person cheats, they can get $8,000/disabled family member or keep their welfare benefits while working a side cash job.

edit: stats are for family of four



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[-] 1 points by WooHoo (15) 6 years ago

Plenty of work-arounds like the ones you describe. I know a couple together twenty years who were going to finally get married a few years back but then realized that her daughter from a previous marriage would be coming of college age soon and if they married, the daughter's college grants would dry up and blow away. But a single unemployed mom putting a kid through college, cha-ching! For all I know he charges his fiancee rent too.

[-] 0 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 6 years ago

So maybe that's what's behind the divorce rate in the US!

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 6 years ago

It is truly ridiculous.


[-] 1 points by thunk (15) 6 years ago

actually that doesn't make anything I said wrong, but strengthens the forum title claim.

[-] 0 points by Libertarianliving (149) 6 years ago

We have the richest "poor" people in the world in this country. And the more people dependent on this, the happier the Liberal Democratic Party is. They keep enough people on "assistance', they get elected.

[-] 1 points by thunk (15) 6 years ago

*If you make $32,000, after taxes, you are the richest 1% of the world.

If you have a family, to be in the 1% your family must make (family income) / ( (# of family members) $32,000 )

*Half of Americans are the 1%

*Poorest 5% of Americans are better off than 66% of the world.


[-] 1 points by Libertarianliving (149) 6 years ago

And yet these OWS sheeple continue to whine that the system is so unfair!

[-] 0 points by warbstar (210) 6 years ago

This flat out doesn't work for single males. I may work sometimes for women with children.

Try this and you will most likely starve to death.