Cato Institute researcher speaks slooooowly and explains:
"... someone in New York would have to earn more than $21 per hour to be
better off than they would be on welfare.That’s more than the average
statewide entry-level salary for a teacher."
"To be clear: There is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy.
Indeed, surveys of them consistently show their desire for a job. But
they’re also not stupid. If you pay them more not to work than they can
earn by working, many will choose not to work."