Happy birthday, welfare reform

posted by
August 22, 2011
The American Prospect
by Jake Blumgart  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Today, there is little doubt that the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act did just that, removing what had been a large cash-assistance program from the social safety net. The decline continues. With the law’s federal authorization expiring September 30 and the numbers of impoverished Americans climbing ever higher, welfare is a dead letter in most states." [editor's note: Fascinating how this writer attributes that to welfare reform, instead of any of the myriad other stupid policy changes, from starting wars to continuing the WOsD to corporate bailouts to ... - SAT] (08/22/11)


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