It is vey difficult to understand how anyone could be compelled to throw rocks at the police during a political rally allegedly because they are enraged towards a political candidates policies.
In consideration of the fact that recipient of said anger is a presidential candidate whose main policy is to Make America Great Again, it is extremely perplexing to understand how the political policies of Donald J. Trump could infuriate so many people.
Frankly, how could any reasonable person be infuriated about political policies that include deporting over 11,400,000 criminals back to their own countries? Do we not have enough of our own?
It is unfathomable to understand how anyone could be infuriated to the level of insanity about policies directed at creating jobs for a nation with over 93,000,000 unemployed people.
Additionally you do not have to be a graduate of Harvard or MIT or working as a Rocket Scientist for NASA to comprehend that a nation with the highest debt in the world at over $19 trillion needs to seriously address a catastrophic problem with mismanagement of $4.2 trillion annually in taxpayer revenues.
Finally, the outrageous cost of health care, very poor education standards and catastrophic failing infrastructure issues are definitely very serious problems that every American and political candidate in this 2016 election year agrees must be a top priority for whatever candidate enters the oval office next.
Regardless of the many of the challenges our great nation is currently facing, America is still the greatest nation in the world to live in today.
However, our nation has never been more divided. No reasonable person could argue that when illegal immigrants and many of our citizens in our great nation start throwing rocks at the police during a political rally, we as a nation of free people must ask the question why?
The answer to that question may be more distressing than many people who support Bernie Sanders may realize.
When Welfare Pays Better than Work
The federal government funds 126 separate programs targeted towards low-income people, 72 of which provide either cash or in-kind benefits to individuals. (The rest fund community-wide programs for low-income neighborhoods, with no direct benefits to individuals.)
State and local governments operate more welfare programs. Of course, no individual or family gets benefits from all 72 programs, but many do get aid from a number of them at any point in time.
A new study looking at the state-by-state value of welfare for a mother with two children indicates that in the New York, a family receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, public housing, utility assistance and free commodities (like milk and cheese) would have a package of benefits worth $38,004, the seventh-highest in the nation.
Distressingly, a person working in New York would have to earn more than $21 per hour to be better off than they would be on welfare. That’s more than the average statewide entry-level salary for a teacher.
Plus, going to work means added costs such as paying for childcare, transportation and clothing. Not to mention that, even if it’s not a money-loser, a person moving from welfare to work will see some form of loss — namely, less time for leisure as opposed to work.
Is it any wonder, then, that, despite the work requirements included in the 1996 welfare reform, only 27.6 percent of adult welfare recipients in New York are working in unsubsidized jobs? (Another 13 percent are involved in the more broadly defined “work participation,” which includes job search, training and other things.)
Welfare is slightly more generous in Connecticut, where benefits are worth $38,761; a person leaving welfare for work would have to earn $21.33 per hour to be better off. And in New Jersey, a worker would have to make $20.89 to beat welfare.
Recent studies indicate that the wage-equivalent value of benefits for a mother and two children ranged from a high of $60,590 in Hawaii to a low of $11,150 in Idaho. In 33 states and the District of Columbia, welfare pays more than an $8-an-hour job. In 12 states and DC, the welfare package is more generous than a $15-an-hour job.
Of course, not everyone on welfare gets all seven of the benefits. However, for many recipients — particularly the “long-term” dependents — welfare clearly pays substantially more than an entry-level job.
Arguably, there is no concrete evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of the majority of people on welfare consistently show their desire for a job. However, many people in today’s society do not appear to desire the pride that accompanies earning their own pay. If you pay them more not to work than they can earn by working, many of these types of people will choose not to work.
Although some may argue that, my opinion is off base pertaining to why so many opponents of Donald Trump are insanely irate over his policies.
However, I seriously challenge anyone to argue the fact that many of the Trump’s asinine opponents pitching rocks and bottles do not want to hear the messages, go home and or your going to work.