Better off on welfare or in workforce?
Star Parker sounds off
- Duration 3:42
- Date Jul 18, 2012
Star Parker sounds off
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Or did you know that a single mom is better off on welfare than she is taking a job for 69000.
Dollars a year.
Does that eliminate any incentive then to work hard.
Columnist and the president of the center for Urban Renewal she's my guest this morning good morning to star.
Good morning -- -- how to explain this how could that possibly be that a that a woman a single mom on welfare is better off than than taking up a pretty good job up.
But she's not calculating it that way but this is the problem with liberalism and this welfare state model that they developed out a one size fits all program -- That just piles on benefits at a certain point they are diminishing returns you the benefit package.
Isn't much greater than them going back to work so when you start this type of model.
And you -- and you take the individual out of the equation and and it's all about benefits yes you end up with this type of scenario I'm so glad that they -- And they're wonderful researchers are pointing this out so let's take a look at some of those numbers it's being called the welfare cliff in action.
So you can see there on the left the single mother the income of 29000 dollars a year but the net income.
On welfare including the benefits 57327.
And the single mom too who actually is -- working for 69000 dollars a year at the net income with the benefits ends up being less 57.
45 how does -- happen it's.
How does that how it -- How what happens is because we calculate and for the well for -- mom.
All of the benefits all of the food benefits which we've talked about extensively here on FOX & Friends all of the health care benefits which Medicaid is -- is actually bankrupt in our nation right now.
The daycare when you count all of these costs now let's take the scenario where you have the single mom who's working.
These costs are -- the health care benefits perhaps our shared with her employer but that they they boot -- hers that child care costs are hers so yes there comes a point.
That it is much blue there if you -- incentivized.
Stand at home and or working maybe lesser job and stand on -- -- -- problem they get an out there and not only work.
One of the concerns we should also have a started a business there -- risks in that you have in development not a healthy and whole -- Where you're responsible for your decisions and the well being of your children.
Become less than the benefits of just -- I'll let the government take care.
NM adjusted because there hasn't been a lot of talk about these welfare reforms now that are going to be.
On tide so to speak they're gonna allow now activities qualifying this work bed rest personal -- activities massage exercise journal link.
Motivational reading you know it's -- is is this also going to play into more people then feeling more comfortable on the government don't.
Not only -- -- to more people feeling comfortable on the government though it is going to feed into the frustration that the.
-- hardworking Americans are feeling about here in why the elections are so critical.
Because what is happening what you just explained.
Is the power that comes from one department HHS that department of health and human services which handles all of our medical and our our health -- and our welfare programs makes these types of decisions that you although the congress passed the bill that says that you have work -- -- a while performing and you governor -- And he did this.
They just say you know what you -- anymore we're going to now determine what qualifies for work.
And these types of thing is if you have a headache you don't have to work anymore the American people have.
-- tired of this right to some the general population -- -- haven't had any time over it.
And get a headache over it it does let you get up and come to work every day it doesn't get frustrated and I -- I -- there have been up there I have a great rest of the week's edition.