A Tale of Two Welfare States

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Meathead, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Meathead
    Offline

    Meathead Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    15,975
    Thanks Received:
    2,339
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Ratings:
    +8,812
    A comparison of the UK and US welfare states. The UK is trying to fix the problem of being "on the dole", as they put it, being about the same as working. The US on the other hand, is going in the opposite direction.


    These marginal tax-rate additions are on top of the marginal tax rates already in place because of personal income taxes, payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other taxes and means-tested government programs. In 2014, some Americans will be able to make almost as much from combined benefits as they would by working, and sometimes more.

    Casey B. Mulligan: A Tale of Two Welfare States - NYTimes.com
     

Share This Page