Saturday, August 31, 2013

Gameday!

Tailgate #1 commences at 9 am!   More Hall, spot #43.  Come by!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

NY Times Best Seller List

Look who takes over #1 in all nonfiction categories:

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

  1. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin
  2. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan
  3. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
  4. INFILTRATED, by Jay W. Richards
  5. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

  1. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin
  2. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan
  3. PRINCESS, by Jean Sasson
  4. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, by Piper Kerman
  5. PROOF OF HEAVEN, by Eben Alexander 

E-Book Nonfiction

  1. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin
  2. PRINCESS, by Jean Sasson
  3. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, by Piper Kerman
  4. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan
  5. THE BUTLER, by Wil Haygood

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Welfare in Massachusetts

Can some of my liberal friends please defend a study by the libertarian think tank, the Cato Institute which found that the typical welfare package, which can include cash, food, housing and medical assistance totals the equivalent of $24 per hour or $50,540 per year. 

I can tell you from experience that this package is more than many entry level jobs. 

What incentive do the long term dependents of welfare have for seeking out employment?




Massachusetts pays its welfare recipients what would amount an pre-tax wage of more than $24 an hour, and ranks third in the nation in terms of dollars doled out per welfare collector, according to a new study released by the Cato Institute.
The libertarian think tank based in Washington D.C., estimates the total value of the state’s “typical” welfare package — which can include cash, food, housing and medical assistance — if it were taxable income, at $50,540, more than most entry-level wages. The report said that creates an incentive to remain on government assistance.
“Still, it is undeniable that for many recipients – especially long-term dependents – welfare pays more than the type of entry-level job that a typical welfare recipient can expect to find,” the study says. “As long as this is true, many recipients are likely to choose welfare over work.”
- See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/08/study_massachusetts_welfare_pays_better_than_entry_level_jobs#sthash.yNeJv2nn.dpuf
Massachusetts pays its welfare recipients what would amount an pre-tax wage of more than $24 an hour, and ranks third in the nation in terms of dollars doled out per welfare collector, according to a new study released by the Cato Institute.
The libertarian think tank based in Washington D.C., estimates the total value of the state’s “typical” welfare package — which can include cash, food, housing and medical assistance — if it were taxable income, at $50,540, more than most entry-level wages. The report said that creates an incentive to remain on government assistance.
“Still, it is undeniable that for many recipients – especially long-term dependents – welfare pays more than the type of entry-level job that a typical welfare recipient can expect to find,” the study says. “As long as this is true, many recipients are likely to choose welfare over work.”
- See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/08/study_massachusetts_welfare_pays_better_than_entry_level_jobs#sthash.I2zvqo7P.dpuf

Massachusetts pays its welfare recipients what would amount an pre-tax wage of more than $24 an hour, and ranks third in the nation in terms of dollars doled out per welfare collector, according to a new study released by the Cato Institute. - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/08/study_massachusetts_welfare_pays_better_than_entry_level_jobs#sthash.I2zvqo7P.dpuf
Massachusetts pays its welfare recipients what would amount an pre-tax wage of more than $24 an hour, and ranks third in the nation in terms of dollars doled out per welfare collector, according to a new study released by the Cato Institute. - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/08/study_massachusetts_welfare_pays_better_than_entry_level_jobs#sthash.I2zvqo7P.dpuf
Massachusetts pays its welfare recipients what would amount an pre-tax wage of more than $24 an hour, and ranks third in the nation in terms of dollars doled out per welfare collector, according to a new study released by the Cato Institute. - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/08/study_massachusetts_welfare_pays_better_than_entry_level_jobs#sthash.I2zvqo7P.dpuf
Massachusetts pays its welfare recipients what would amount an pre-tax wage of more than $24 an hour, and ranks third in the nation in terms of dollars doled out per welfare collector, according to a new study released by the Cato Institute.
The libertarian think tank based in Washington D.C., estimates the total value of the state’s “typical” welfare package — which can include cash, food, housing and medical assistance — if it were taxable income, at $50,540, more than most entry-level wages. The report said that creates an incentive to remain on government assistance.
“Still, it is undeniable that for many recipients – especially long-term dependents – welfare pays more than the type of entry-level job that a typical welfare recipient can expect to find,” the study says. “As long as this is true, many recipients are likely to choose welfare over work.”
- See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/08/study_massachusetts_welfare_pays_better_than_entry_level_jobs#sthash.I2zvqo7P.dpuf
Massachusetts pays its welfare recipients what would amount an pre-tax wage of more than $24 an hour, and ranks third in the nation in terms of dollars doled out per welfare collector, according to a new study released by the Cato Institute.
The libertarian think tank based in Washington D.C., estimates the total value of the state’s “typical” welfare package — which can include cash, food, housing and medical assistance — if it were taxable income, at $50,540, more than most entry-level wages. The report said that creates an incentive to remain on government assistance.
“Still, it is undeniable that for many recipients – especially long-term dependents – welfare pays more than the type of entry-level job that a typical welfare recipient can expect to find,” the study says. “As long as this is true, many recipients are likely to choose welfare over work.”
- See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/08/study_massachusetts_welfare_pays_better_than_entry_level_jobs#sthash.I2zvqo7P.dpuf
Massachusetts pays its welfare recipients what would amount an pre-tax wage of more than $24 an hour, and ranks third in the nation in terms of dollars doled out per welfare collector, according to a new study released by the Cato Institute.
The libertarian think tank based in Washington D.C., estimates the total value of the state’s “typical” welfare package — which can include cash, food, housing and medical assistance — if it were taxable income, at $50,540, more than most entry-level wages. The report said that creates an incentive to remain on government assistance.
“Still, it is undeniable that for many recipients – especially long-term dependents – welfare pays more than the type of entry-level job that a typical welfare recipient can expect to find,” the study says. “As long as this is true, many recipients are likely to choose welfare over work.”
- See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/08/study_massachusetts_welfare_pays_better_than_entry_level_jobs#sthash.I2zvqo7P.dpuf