Obscene Salaries of Welfare Recipients- Reported to be Truth!

Obscene Salaries of Welfare Recipients- Reported to be Truth!

 
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contains an alleged report of the average annual welfare payments to recipients in various states.

The Truth:
Welfare does vary from state to state throughout the country.
The source for the eRumor is an August 21, 2013 article by senior fellow Michael D. Tanner of the Cato Institute.  The article has to do with how much each state gives in the amount of welfare payments to single mothers with two children.  The Cato Institute according to their website, “is a public policy research organization — a think tank – dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.”
The article contained a link to statistics in a report called “The Work Versus Welfare Trade Off 2013 – an Analysis of the Total Level of Welfare Benefits by State.”  Below are the statistics from the research conducted by the Cato Institute:
 

Posted 02/25/14  Updated 03/21/14 
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