Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 27, 2010

WORKING JOE vs. WELFARE JOE



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You have two families: "WORKING JOE " vs "WELFARE JOE ". Both families have two parents, two children, and lives in Canada.

WORKING Joe works in construction, has a Social Insurance Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Welfare Joe does not work, has a Social Insurance Number, and gets paid $15.00 per hour "without leaving the house".

Ready?

Now pay attention...

Working Joe : $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year.
Now take 30% away for provincial and federal taxes.
Working Joe now has $31,231.00 net.

Welfare Joe : $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per
year. Welfare Jose pays no taxes. Welfare Joe now has $31,200.00 net.

Working Joe pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Working Joe now has $24,031.00 net.

Welfare Joe has full medical and dental coverage through the Provincial and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Welfare Joe still has $31,200.00 net.

Working Joe makes too much money and is not eligible for welfare. Working Joe pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Working Joe now has $18,031 net.

Welfare Joe has no documented income and is eligible for welfare. Welfare Joe still has $31,200.00 net.

Working Joe pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Working Joe now has $9,631.00 net.

Welfare Joe receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Welfare Joe pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Welfare Joe still has $31,200.00 net.

Working Joe pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for auto insurance. Working Joe now has $7,231.00 net.

Welfare Joe says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00 net.

Working Joe has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.

Welfare Joe has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, buy gas, prepaid cell phone card, (alcohol/cigarettes) and play at the Casino.

Working Joe now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.

Welfare Joe has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family & friends.

Working Joe and Welfare Joe's children attend the same school.

Working Joe pays for his children's lunches while Welfare Joe's children get a government sponsored lunch.

Working Joe's children go home after school, while Welfare Joe's children have an after school ESL program provided free.

Working Joe and Welfare Joe both enjoy the same police and fire services, but
working Joe paid for them with his taxes and Welfare Joe did not.

Do you get it, now?

If you support any politician that supports our welfare system, you are part of the problem!

It's way PAST time to take a stand for Canada and Canadians!!

3 comments:

Gregg said...

How do I get on that gravy train?

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Sounds like the good old USA to me. :-(

IanH said...

Gregg, the easiest way as I see it would be to divide the USA down the middle, and have both halves join Canada as the 10th and 11th provinces.