That's the bad news. The worse news is that you're pretty much screwed either way. Catherine Lawrence, an assistant professor at the University of Albany's School of Social Welfare, says that "neither welfare nor low-wage employment alone do a very good job supporting the health and well-being of families with children." It's hard to support one person on welfare or minimum wage -- it's near impossible if you have little versions of you running around, demanding food. Good thing most of us never have to deal with that, huh?
Eighty Percent of U.S. Adults Struggle with Economic Insecurity
Oh, right. A large majority (as in 80 freaking percent) of Americans at some point have to deal with economic insecurity, meaning joblessness, near poverty, or reliance on welfare. Now, we all take comfort in the knowledge that rich people are now richer than they ever were (phew!), but that has the unfortunate side effect of making everyone else poorer.
But if he can't end the day by diving into a hot tub full of hundos, hookers, and Hennessy, THEN WHAT ARE WE EVEN FIGHTING FOR?