Average worker in America now clears $32,500 a year, after taxes.
The average person on the government dole in America now takes in $32,800 in net dollars.
- I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
- Benjamin Franklin_ On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor (29 November 1766)