Outrage… Head of Household 0f 4 on Minimum Wage Has More Disposable Income Than Family Making $60,000 a Year

Democrats want you to believe that they care about the middle class. Of course, this is just another lie. Their policies over the years continue to ravage the middle class.

As evidence, a family of 4 on minimum wage now has more disposable income than a hard working American middle class family making $60,000 a year.
Zero Hedge reported, via Free Republic:

Tonight’s stunning financial piece de resistance comes from Wyatt Emerich of The Cleveland Current. In what is sure to inspire some serious ire among all those who once believed Ronald Reagan that it was the USSR that was the “Evil Empire”, Emmerich analyzes disposable income and economic benefits among several key income classes and comes to the stunning (and verifiable) conclusion that “a one-parent family of three making $14,500 a year (minimum wage) has more disposable income than a family making $60,000 a year.” And that excludes benefits from Supplemental Security Income disability checks. America is now a country which punishes those middle-class people who not only try to work hard, but avoid scamming the system. Not surprisingly, it is not only the richest and most audacious thieves that prosper – it is also the penny scammers at the very bottom of the economic ladder that rip off the middle class each and every day, courtesy of the world’s most generous entitlement system. Perhaps if Reagan were alive today, he would wish to modify the object of his once legendary remark.

From Emmerich:

You can do as well working one week a month at minimum wage as you can working $60,000-a-year, full-time, high-stress job.

My chart tells the story.

And, yet how many times have we heard democrats claim that they care about the middle class?

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  • A whole class of leaches has evolved that’s discovered how to vote access to your money

    We’re the ones paying for this vote producing scam and only we can stop it

  • Ruebacca

    I make 80K a year in California and my apartment complex is full of Mexican immigrants who can’t be worth 25-30k a year. I pay high state and federal income taxes and they get section 8, utility assistance and food stamps.

    I remember a Mexican friend in middle school who was on the free school lunch program and they had a housemaid.

  • Lindsey Lohan

    It seems to me that the we should no longer frame the argument as ‘the Democrats don’t care about the middle class like they say’, but rather ‘the Democrats are supporting a President who hates America and the middle class’.
    I know that some would think this is too radical. Except for that fact that it can be backed up with a slew of very good arguments and evidence – if tried.
    Just my opinion. 🙂

    Keep up the great work, GP!

  • susan

    Despite the obvious looting, pilliaging, plundering, violating and raping terrorizing America’s Country Class rest assure the Ruling Class residing in their echo chamber will piously remind us to watch our ‘tone’-any display of anger towards the oppression is unsettling to their righteously tender sensibilies.

    And that can’t happen, after all the oppressors are degreed by Harvard as credentialed tyrants.

  • I’ll be among the first to criticize our overly generous welfare programs but isn’t adding $16K (or $11K) per year a bit misleading? I know of very few people who use up that amount of medical bills in one year, every year. I can see $1000 or $1500 for shots, well-baby checkups, etc but $16K?

    Or am I missing something? Does Medicaid pay people actual $$ even if they don’t use it?

  • Sy

    It appears the $60k family has both parents working. Depending on the salary split one may have HI so the comparison may be misleading. However, the really disturbing comparison is the $15k vs. $30K. If the $30k has both parents working then one could quit and increase their EV by $20k (= existing difference plus the day care cost of $9,600) giving them a EV of close to $50k. Even if the $30k family is a single parent the cash difference (difference – Medicaid) still favors the $15k family. IOW, doubling your income from minimum wage leaves you worse off. So why bother?

  • Granny

    Look, all of this is nothing NEW. This is not due to Obama. These programs and practices started fifty years ago under Lyndon B. Johnson. The real outrage shown in that chart is not that the people making minimum wage have more disposable income than those making $60,000 a year, it is that people making $30,000 a year have over $10,000 LESS than those making minimum wage. These are the people making about $15 dollars an hour, twice minimum wage. People with some education that is supposed to “help them along.”

    Where is the incentive to work?

  • Sy

    #5: it is not a cash comparison, but economic value. The Medicaid entry is basically the value of the HI premiums not paid. If the $60k family does not have HI through work they must buy it or go uninsured. The $16,500 seems high, I don’t know the actuarial cost, but i believe the copays and deductiblez are $0. Any program with a $0 deductible / $0 copay, or close yo $0, will have high premiums.

  • Granny

    #5 November 22, 2010 at 6:56 am
    vilmar commented:

    I’ll be among the first to criticize our overly generous welfare programs but isn’t adding $16K (or $11K) per year a bit misleading? I know of very few people who use up that amount of medical bills in one year, every year. I can see $1000 or $1500 for shots, well-baby checkups, etc but $16K?

    Or am I missing something? Does Medicaid pay people actual $$ even if they don’t use it?

    I think this is calculated at the cost the family would otherwise spend to provide insurance. Family plans if you don’t belong to a group were running about $3K a month. My brother in law’s employer pays for his insurance, but he has to pay the difference for the family plan in order to cover my sister. That runs them $110 or so each and every week – plus the co-pays, etc.

    Still, I agree – $16K is high. Unless that family has inordinate health problems or some major emergency, even paying cash for everything wouldn’t add up to $16 K. $200 or so for an annual exam, a couple of extra visits each for the kids, $26 a month for birth control. Medicaid does cover some dental – emphasis on some – but dental insurance is pretty cheap. It also covers one pair of glasses a year, but those are limited to one exam – $85- and a line of especially cheap glasses. Call it $125 for that.

  • Granny

    One other comment: This chart does not include the value of any employer contributions to insurance. That person up there making $60K also likely has substantial health insurance and life insurance benefits at little or no cost. Even the individual making $30 might very well have significant benefits.

    And – In many states, if you work at minimum wage you make too much money to receive Medicaid and may also very well not have any insurance from your employer. CHIPS is all well and good, but that is not a free program. Here in Vermont, it costs less than having to buy insurance on the open market and it costs less by a long shot than COBRA, but it is still fairly expensive – expensive enough to put a fair number of people in the position of choosing between the insurance and the grocery bill.

  • J

    Just this week, a caller to a radio show here in MA was telling the story of someone she personally knew, a heroin addict, that had just received his $60,000 check for disability. He is now driving a cadillac and shopping in the liquor store.
    This state financially supports whole families and generations of families that are on disabilities for drug and alcohol abuse.
    Most other states have a requirement that, at some time, the person on disability/welfare make some attempt to work, but not this state.

  • Mrs. X

    @RR #1 You got it!

    These people have learned to work the system. It is literally their part-time job to figure out how to get their share.
    From cradle to grave…the leaches learn the system. And they have plenty of people, including government employees, helping them along…

  • LL

    It’s even more tipped in some states such as California.

    And the point is that they can vote money out of your pocket to keep their entitled lifestyle (see the recent California elections).

  • pill

    Looking over the counter as a pharmacist for the last 50 yrs I have wondered why I was busting my butt and just at the supermarket yesterday when a recipient had a cart overflowing with convenience food the thought crossed my mind.. But just for a nano second…becaue I wouldn’t change places if you held a gun on me..

  • Carbon Monoxide

    It only gets worse from $60K. In 1990, I was making $17.5K. Now I make over 10 times that but I still have to think about going out for lunch. When you start making over $100K, you start losing your schedule A deductions and you have to start worrying about the alternative minimum tax. I have relatives in NY who make less than $20K per year who are on multiple government programs. They all got together and went on a cruise to the Bahamas this summer. I could never even THINK about doing that. I have a long time friend who has been out of work for over two years. He stays at home, smokes dope and plays with his slot car set. Now, maybe he can’t find a $70K per year job, but maybe he could find something that pays over the $1,300 per month unemployment check and get of my freaking dime? My stay at home wife was told she had to work 11 more years to collect the maximum SS benefits so we decided to look for something that matched the school year and school hours – in other words, pretty tight criteria. She was able to find a job in a week with no college degree, no connections and one that fit our criteria. WTF is going on here?

  • Granny

    #15 Carbon – they told you wrong. Your Stay At Home Wife is entitled to collect social security benefits under your account because she is your spouse. She will only get 3/4 of what you get, but that will be quite some bit more than she would earn on her own account. And she can still collect if you die or even if you are divorced, assuming you have been married longer than 10 years and 1 day –


  • Militant Conservative

    Print this out and take it to work. Set it down as you travel, grocerey stores etc. I fight in the trenches and change minds this way. Be a pampleteer like the days of old. Get the word out and proof that gubment is the evil upon us.

  • Smarty

    This is “Idiocracy” at work. The least productive members of society can breed and breed, while the middle class struggles. The ruling class, they have lobbyists.

    Affirmative action and welfare are nothing but tools to be used to crush the pesky miidle class, the ruling elites want clear lines between the haves and have-nots.

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  • Practical Jane

    Progressive Redistribution at work.

  • dwd

    Look at that chart!! What encouragement or motivation is there to try harder and improve oneself?? The more you make, the more they take, and you lose all those nice freebies. Democrats want to tax the wealthy in order to redistribute it exactly the way this chart is showing. When Obama and the Democrats say they want to “spread the wealth around” and “at some point you’ve made enough money”, remember this chart and remember exactly who they intend to give that wealth to… it’s not you. And remember what they will get in return for redistributing that wealth: lifetime Democrat voting loyalty from every recipient and all of those recipients’ numerous and publicly subsidized offspring.

  • Sally

    Thank you for your helpful information, Granny. You know your stuff.

  • Carbon Monoxide

    I know she would collect the 3/4 but she wants to collect the maximum amount. Before she was a mom, she was a marketing executive (yes, w/o a college degree) and was very well compensated.

    There are no divorces in my family…only murder suicides.

  • retire05

    I was studying this problem last year. It seems that a family of four is eligible for the EIC even if they are making almost $54,000/yr.

    A whole book was written on this problem by a Texas A & M professor called “Stealing From Each Other”. He pointed out the same thing, that couples who work full time jobs and earn over $55K/yr. actually have less disposable income than someone on welfare who earns just a pittance.

    Now to address the insurance costs: I actually find them a bit low. AT & T estimates that its company insurance program, provided to employees at no cost, costs $10,083/yr for employee only, no dependents. Add spouse and two children and the cost goes considerably higher, well over the bench mark where AT & T employees, under the new health care bill, will be considered to have “Cadillac” plans that they will have to pay taxes on.

    Actually the chart is wrong in the respect that the family earning $3,625 would reap greater benefits from Section 8 housing than $1,450/yr. Rent would be totally subsidized at that earnings level, so you can estimate that housing cost would be at least $650/mo (in Mississippi) for a family of four making the housing benefits $7,800./yr. Since rent charges in public housing is based on income, the lower bracket ($3,625) would actually see greater in-kind contributions from public housing. And a quick perusal of the EIC charts show that the lower bracket would also reap more from EIC. The $3,625 bracket would have had no federal income tax liability (only Payroll taxes of 0.07625%) and would be eligible for up to $5,400 in Earned income tax credit that would be sent to them in the form of a check from the IRS.

    If I have any dispute with the charts, it is that the lowest bracket does not really represent the amount of money the earners would gain from EIC, and rent subsidies. A better chart would be showing the income, government subsidies and total that then compare the higher income bracket, minus rent, food, utilities, health insurance. But I guess that would cause riots in the streets to show that a couple that only manages to bring in a little over $300/mo lives better than a couple where each of them are making almost $15/hr.

  • Chisum

    I would like to see a column that breaks down the benefits that illegals receive. Include education, health, housing, food, incarceration, legal fees, prosecution, etc. costs. And outline how much it costs every taxpayer.

  • retire05

    Here is how the Earned Income Tax Credit works:

    2009: The maximum benefit for a family of four is $5,028. The maximum AGI (adjusted gross income) to claim EIC is $40,295. Now think about this: it is AGI, not net income. So a family of four goes like this:

    AGI – $40,295
    4 dependent deductions = $14,400 ($3,600 ea)
    standard deduction = $10,600

    Add those together and that family is eligible for the EIC if they are making $65,295/yr or less.

    Now let’s take the family making $3,625:

    They would owe zero taxes as their AGI would be less than zero. They would receive the entire $5,028 EIC in the form of a check from the IRS. The family making $14,500 would also zero out due to standard deductions and would receive the full $5,028. The $30K/yr bracket would have to pay $809 in taxes, which would be deducted from the $5,028 credit. The would receive the balance from the IRS.

    For any couple making less than $60K/yr., April 15th is payday.

    But the most insulting part of this whole this is the responsibility aspect. The $60K family has to be responsible for their home, etc. The public housing resident has NO responsibilities, not even the responsibility to keep the house/apt., that the taxpayer is paying for, clean. If they live in an apt. complex the city even pays for the maintainence of the yard, sidewalks, hall ways, etc.

  • Ladue Pundit

    #26 November 22, 2010 at 9:23 am
    retire05 commented:
    Don’t forget that the EITC family can get up to $1,000 Child Tax Credit per dependent child up to age 16.

    I work in tax accounting and I’ve seen families get not only the max EITC of >$5,000, but thousands more because they get the CTC also. One guy had 5 kids and got >$10,000. He worked at a seasonal job which boosted his EITC (the less income, more dependents, the more “help” one gets).

  • shibumi

    Makes total sense to me. I know quite a few people who live on unemployment 9 months a year, and they have brand new cell phones, brand new tv’s, new cars, etc. Basically, they live a much better life than I do, and I know I make quite a bit more than they do.

  • Paul Revere

    I have been trying desperately to have this “entitlement”, that 50% of Americans paying zero taxes, ON THE TABLE in the upcoming national debate over the national debt crisis! But, no takers.

    There is upcoming intense national debate over “putting every thing on the table” to reduce our national debt. “Everything” includes Social Security, Medicare, defense $’s and increased taxes. Glaringly absent is the THIRD ENTITLEMENT highlighted by Jim Hoft in this article. This “entitlement” is that half of the folks get a free ride and pay no taxes! The national psyche has been brain washed over the years, such that the media and Congress don’t conceivably even think of putting it on the table, and “the something for nothing crowd” do feel entitled to this outrage. Guess how it was born? By politicians voting themselves back into office, spending OUR money and buying the priveleged 50% (who ride free cradle to grave) votes. That sucks.

    I have e-mailed my Congress persons and my Senators, have e-mailed every show in Fox News about just mentioning it enough to have it even considerd. Total, utter failure – not a single response, not a one word “Thanks” (meaning no thanks), not a “kiss my foot”, NADA – a total vacuum. So much for “by the people” drivel. Those in power in this country guard it so extremely jealously that not a bullet of thought, other their own, can penetrate the monolith.

    Infuriating and regusting. HELP!!

  • Deborah

    Dont forget all of the Joy Fund, Angel Tree, Turkey dinners, Toys for Tots, etc that are available as well. It is pitiful!

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  • Militant Conservative

    P.S. I have overheard Black people saying they would have to quit working at X point due to it hurting thier freebies. 1st hand no B.S. I could not understand it. I do now.
    welfare scum.

  • Ladue Pundit

    Deborah commented:
    Dont forget all of the Joy Fund, Angel Tree, Turkey dinners, Toys for Tots, etc that are available as well. It is pitiful!
    I stopped delivering St. Vincent DePaul items years ago. I’d walk into a house and find a big screen TV with the occupants watching cable programs. And presents from other charities there, also.

    Ladue Pundit has no big screen TV and no cable. No caller ID and no new car. All my vehicles are paid for.

    My kids and I have been filling shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse. Their goal this year is 8 million gift boxes that go to poor children OVERSEAS. They have no safety net. I’m through padding the hammocks in my country.

  • Iowa Pam

    My friend’s son-in-law won about $126,000 in the lottery & lottery scratch-off tickets last year when they were getting Iowa state aid for their children and they did not report it. I know for a fact that the state has not caught up with them regarding this. They did buy a new top of the line car though.

  • Contessa61

    The person making 60k per year probably gets health care from his employer and it is not calculated in the example. You cannot really count medicaid as disposable income.

    What a dumb article.

  • @Contessa61

    The person making 60k per year probably gets health care from his employer and it is not calculated in the example.

    Indeed, but this is a family of 4. That health coverage still costs the employee. In my case, it’s about $150 every 2 weeks (or about $4,000 per year), plus about a $2,000 deductible – none of which are accounted for in the chart.

    But even if the numbers are off slightly, the principle remains: how are people making minimum wage (or less) anywhere close to having the disposable income of people making $60,000 per year?

    Personally, I get tired of busting my rear end year in and year out to support my family, and then try to squeeze a few pennies out of the IRS every Spring, while some of my shiftless, unemployed family members have already blown their thousands of dollars of tax “returns” before I ever even get my W4 in the mail.

    If you want to quibble over a few thousand here and there in the table, be my guest. Just try not to miss the forest for the trees.

  • John Skookum

    “I’ll be among the first to criticize our overly generous welfare programs but isn’t adding $16K (or $11K) per year a bit misleading? I know of very few people who use up that amount of medical bills in one year, every year. I can see $1000 or $1500 for shots, well-baby checkups, etc but $16K?”

    The rest of us have to buy insurance for our families that runs in the neighborhood of $12k-$16k per year. It’s less if your employer pays for it, but it still comes out of your total compensation. The welfare leeches don’t buy this insurance because they know Uncle Chump will pay for everything. Hence they have more disposable money left over for Air Jordans and Church’s and malt liquor.

  • John Skookum

    I am ready for Civil War II. It will not go well for the useless eaters.

  • N. F. (Urban Minority Conservative)

    As an Urban Minority Conservative of multiple ethnicities that currently holds a Master’s degree, PT minimum wage job, does not have children, and has never collected government compensation of any sort (unemployment, welfare, etc.) I find the figures and assumptions distressing but also quite misleading. First, in Mississippi & my state most federal assistance & subsides are received by small, family farmers (small business owners). Second, most states & counties have higher taxes then Mississippi. Third, the figures do not include actual numbers for common living expenses (food, shelter, car/transportation, etc), in my locality those numbers would more then outweigh the subsides. Fourth, immigrants are barred from most forms of assistance, including those listed. Fifth, and most misleading, most of the subsidies listed are for specific items for which they can only be used (Section 8 checks go straight to the landlord, NSLP goes to the school, Medicaid pays the doctor), it’s not money the recipient even sees, it is not disposable in the liquid sense. Most of these monies account for children in the home and are not available to a person without children, and children come with a lot of other cost.

    That stated, temporary assistance should be temporary assistance, not a livelihood. Many of my family members are small business owners that are taxed to the hilt (if they weren’t so taxed they could afford to hire more people, such as myself) and struggle in ways that people with government subsides, such as farmers & other recipients, avoid. Yes, I’ll be among the first to criticize our overly generous welfare programs but adding $16K (or $11K) per year is quite misleading.

    Granny commented:

    “Look, all of this is nothing NEW. This is not due to Obama. Many of these programs and practices started fifty years ago under Lyndon B. Johnson. The real outrage shown in that chart is not that the people making minimum wage have more disposable income than those making $60,000 a year, it is that people making $30,000 a year have over $10,000 LESS than those making minimum wage. These are the people making about $15 dollars an hour, twice minimum wage. People with some education that is supposed to “help them along.”

    Where is the incentive to work?”

    In this economy!! All you can do is work and pray you are still treading water!

  • Max

    The chart is off!!!!!!!!!!! Section 8 for a family of four children can be anywhere from $850 to $1500 per month. This chart should be $10200 to $18000 per year. Section 8 pays what is customary for the neighborhood. Boys and girls cannot share a bedroom and depending on age this family probably needs 4 bedrooms.
    The chart also missed free school breakfast and lunch and in some schools afternoon snack.
    Free afterschool daycare and free summer daycare even if the mother does not work, she has to have time to look for work.
    If on families first she gets a gas card of $50 per month in some cases. If the child is under a certain age the mother gets a WIC voucher for some special food products.
    If in Tennessee and some other states a free cell phone with 90 minutes is provided from one company and from a competing company another phone is provided with 200 minutes. This is not an either or thing, they get both.

  • Lisa

    The section 8 looks like what the RECIPIENT would pay – since it’s about 30% of the income, not what the government pays to the landlord.

  • Lisa

    There is 60 month limit on TANF
    LHEAP is not an entitlement like food stamps, it varies from state to state.

    Child care cost is another that varies – there is subsidized daycare depending on the location.
    In some areas someone on TANF that is not in employed
    Would receive priority for daycare assistance over someone employed due to welfare to work funding. Childcare subsidies aren’t mentioned
    Not everyone that is low income gets food stamps, section 8, LHEAP, school lunch, etc
    I don’t know ANYONE that receives TANF
    IT’s extremely difficult to jump and keep jumping through the hoops to qualify for it but
    The welfare to work “benefits” from getting TANF are GREAT for some – including a car, bus passes, etc to provide transportation to work or school.
    The young and motivated are really the only ones that can keep up with what is required for it though. It really is not a safey net.

    I think most families of the min wag-ish you will see

    food stamps
    school lunch or daycare depending on the age of the child

    Also to receive food stamps adults HAVE to be employed at least 20 hours a week after 3 months unless they have a child under 5
    If the person is NOT employed the children can receive the food stamps but the adult cannot.
    States can make exceptions based on unemployment but not all counties have that exeption.

    To those with reverse class envy it is really not greener on the other side…

    To say school lunch, medicaid is income is ridiculous too.

    School also encourage school lunch forms as they get additional funding to the school/district if enough students turn in the forms.

  • Lisa

    @ Max
    The phone credit is supposed to be one or the other
    I think the credit is about $13 per month (this may be wrong)
    It can be used on a landline or cell
    This was started by Reagan

  • Lisa

    @ retire
    you are correct about the lowest income getting the greatest benefit from section 8
    the info on the ETIC is not correct
    I don’t know what the figures are but someone that earned $2,000 with 2 kids gets less ETIC than someone that earned $10,000 with 2 kids. It gradually increase based on income until a certain point and then it decrease again. I don’t know what figure the lowest income for the max amount is at maybe 8-12,000 I am not sure off the top of my head. There is also the additional child tax credit which was expanded in this administration.

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  • Militant Conservative

    look at the benefit/handout zombies. Nothing but moochers and leeches.
    Bunch of freebie handout slugs. Powder is dry

  • Elaine

    The notion that the single parent of 3 on minimum wage has more “disposable income” than the two-parent family of 4 making $60K a year is about as believable to me as the notion that the laws of physics prove that bumblebees can’t fly… in other words, it’s one of those ideas that looks plausible on paper but doesn’t work in real life.

    In 2005 I lost a job that paid $34,000 a year. At the time I was the sole income for a family of three. The job I took immediately after that only paid $18,000 a year. I was on unemployment less than 2 months. Yes, the job I took paid less than what I was getting in unemployment, and in retrospect maybe I should have held out for something better, but I was anxious to get back in the workforce and all that.

    I kept that $18K job for two years while scrambling to find something that paid better. My daughter was on Medicaid and got free school lunches. (My husband was going back to school to finish his college degree during this time.) I also received a substantial EITC during that time. Today I am back to making about $35K a year, we don’t get EITC anymore, and we don’t get any freebies like Medicaid or food stamps. We have employer provided health insurance, which I pay about $220 a month for — a good deal, yes, but hardly free.

    I can tell you that I absolutely DID NOT have more “disposable income” 5 years ago than I do now! We had to pinch pennies to get by back then and had NO margin for error when it came to seeing that bills were paid. At least today, we can contemplate going out to a movie or out to eat once in a while without breaking the bank. We still have to watch what we spend, and do have to be thrifty, but even though my tax refunds are smaller than they used to be, I’d still rather be making $35K than $18K any day.

    Please note, I am not a soak-the-rich, tax-and-spend kind of person and I agree the tax rates should stay where they are. I also didn’t apply for things like food stamps or other potential benefits while I was poor because I didn’t want to jump through all the hoops involved, plus, I was and still am enough of a conservative to feel like I shouldn’t live off the gubmit teat any more than absolutely necessary.

    However I do think that the “reverse class envy” among some of you commenters has gotten out of hand. If you think the poor have it so great, try quitting your job and joining them for a while, and see how great it really is… NOT.

  • Jennifer

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. My husband and I are surviving on $90,000 a year, and the reason why I emphasize surviving is due to all of the tax increases good ole Obama yo Mama decided to give to us middle class folks, while taking almost nothing from the upper class and giving to the degenerates sitting around collecting welfare for their 6 children by 6 different dad’s and choosing to stay home and smoke pot all day, rather than making somewhat of a living.
    We have to actually pay for my special needs child’s Medicaid, because we make too much, and the swrvices which he needs are only covered by Medicaid. My husband and I never asked for 1 hand out from the government 14 years ago when our first son was born, I was having pregnancy complications at 22 years of age, and my hubby was only 19 at the time making $10.50 an hour. We struggled for a long time, I went back to school for my Business degree, he moved up in his company and then we were dealt the blow of finding our youngest was diagnosed autistic at 3 years of age, he is 10 now.
    But yet, all of the services we should be receiving we cant because of income levels, which shouldnt matter one bit since he is certified disabled. How fair is that?
    For the people bitching about raising the minimum wage, Im sorry, but you dont deserve it. You chose to work at these low paying jobs, knowing what you were getting yourselves into, yet most of these people collect sone sort of welfare from MY tax dollars, and you have the balls to ask for more??
    I am so sick of this country pussy footing around to satisfy the complaints of lower class workers and cough up more money for them, because they deserve it, then I want to have 3 years of tax breaks to accumulate more wealth to live more financially free than we can now.

    Obama needs to get out, people need to stop bitching, and I could say a few more things, but I mught get into trouble.