Personally I work because I believe I have a responsibility to remain productive. I was taught that this world will always have "Takers or Makers" and I was cautioned about ever crossing the line into entitlements. Too bad that this pendulum has swung so far that some are now better rewarded for sitting at home and occasionally filing your way through government program lines than it is to take a job, show up daily, work hard and actually produce something for society - besides tax dollars to feed the lazy.
"Poor" Households Getting $168 in Welfare Per Day from Taxpayers - Katie Pavlich
"The Senate Budget Committee has released a report showing households living below the poverty line and receiving welfare payments are raking in the equivalent of $168 per day in benefits which come in the form of food stamps, housing, childcare, healthcare and more. The median household income in 2011 was $50,054, totaling $137.13 per day. The worst part? Welfare payments are equivalent to making $30 per hour for 40 hours a week. The median wage for non-welfare recipients is $25 per hour but because they pay taxes, unlike welfare recipients, the wage is bumped down to $21 per hour. From the report"