15 States Pay More In Welfare Than a $15 an Hour Full-time Job

We’ve all heard the term “welfare-to-work”. The Curmudgeon is very sure that term was focus-grouped phrase designed to make “welfare” an acceptable term. It sounds like the government is giving people a “hand-up” not a “handout”. Or something.

Let’s look at a typical program.

Ohio’s effort to find jobs for welfare recipients has fallen short, according to new report.

A $66 million program launched six months ago has so far come up with work for 257 Ohioans, and three-quarters are earning $10 an hour or less. Of that number, just five were still employed after 90 days.

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