Quote Originally Posted by _Lost_ View Post
Side note: NC State legislature is cutting welfare here. At first, I'm all "wtf?", but then someone tells me the numbers. Did you know that, until just recently, a single person on unemployment in NC could draw as much as $500 a week? They are cutting it down to $300 a week. $500 a week is more than low ranking U.S. military personnel make. It boggles the mind...
I totally agree. I'm all for welfare, but it should be minimum wage unless you have kids - and then it should be marginally higher per kid. I was just looking at welfare amounts and I was shocked - in 7 states, welfare can pay more than being a teacher. Which says a lot both about why some people might just choose to stay on welfare, and why there are so few good teachers in the US these days...