Do you make more on welfare, or working a minimum-wage job?
In a recent rant about how the poor are America’s problem because they take so much from our oppressed billionaires, a right-winger on Sodahead,com declared that a person on welfare actually gets more spendable income per month than one who works a full-time job for minimum wage. Never mind that we transitioned from welfare to workfare back in Bill Clinton’s Presidency. People do still collect welfare, and if the claim is true, it would make transitioning from welfare to workfare difficult. But is it true? I know that much of what the hard right tosses around as “facts” are pulled out of thin air, or Rushbo;s butt. So before deciding where I stand on the “Welfare’s too generous” issue, I’d like to know the facts. How do the two compare?