The Welfare Winners and Losers

Maybe I have it all wrong. Why go searching the world for freedom and opportunity when I could just go to Hawaii, work on my tan, and mooch off the masses? If the suckers are willing to pay, why should I care? I wonder what you need to do to get on that gravy train?

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The goal of the “Find a Free Country Project” is to research, explore and find a safe and secure free country outside the USA, that is not too large, has a relatively open immigration policy, has a friendly business climate, has a non-intrusive government committed to freedom, and then move to it.
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3 Responses to The Welfare Winners and Losers

  1. Croatian Capitalist says:

    I have always liked Idaho, but what do the numbers here mean? That people in Hawaii get a little more than 5000 USD a month if they are on welfare?!?

    • fafc says:

      Yes. By the time you add together all the various programs (not just cash payments, and “food stamps”, but assistance with utilities like water, gas, electricity, rental assistance, child care, “work training” programs, etc. etc. etc.) you average welfare recipient in Hawaii gets $5,000 a month not to work.

      Needless to say, it is extremely hard to get anyone to work in Hawaii. The most menial of jobs cost you an arm and a leg to get someone to do them. As a result there is very little “middle class” in Hawaii since the place is just too expensive for much of anything and is thus not competitive in anything other a few agricultural products and tourism.

      There is the ultra wealthy who buy mansions and yachts, and the poor that live well enough on welfare and the occasional part-time job in the service industry. As long as the tourists keep coming, particularly from Asia, and drop so much money on the island, it can continue. As with all socialism, it works great until you run out of other people’s money. Hawaii seems to have an unlimited amount of other people’s money.

      I often think about Idaho. If I end up getting stuck here, I think I will try to go hide out there when things get really bad.

  2. Croatian Capitalist says:

    I never realized that Hawaii was so socialist, 5000 USD a month is 100 USD more than the average Norwegian makes (after taxes) for working for a whole month!

    Yes, if I for whatever reason choose to move to the USA, I too would move either to Idaho or Montana.

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