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If You Could Make More Money By Going On Welfare Instead Of Working, Would You Do It?

 That sounds crazy, but this is actually a very real dilemma for millions upon millions of Americans.  According to a shocking new study that was just released by the Cato Institute, people on welfare are actually better off than minimum wage workers in 35 U.S. states.  And in 13 states, those on welfare actually do better than those making $15 an hour.  So why bother?  It is very difficult to find a job in this economy, especially a good one. As I mentioned yesterday, seven out of every eight jobs that have been "created" since Barack Obama has been president have been part-time jobs. Why slave away flipping burgers, stocking shelves for some retail giant or working for some temp agency when you could just sit home and make more money collecting government checks? 

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Comment by PureTrust
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The benefit to all of us by getting as many people on Government dole is that it will collapse the system faster. Then we can get on with our lives.

Comment by Sharon Jarvis
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The headline is based on a misleading report from the far-right Cato Institute.  It isn't true that people on welfare get paid twice the minimum wage.  But I don't expect idiot Americans to actually find out the truth.  They prefer lying conservatives who prop up their own version of reality.