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Welfare Reform Reality: The Mississippi Delta Edition

I’ll have more to say about this at some future point, but one of the unspoken influences in the Democratic primary is the use of racist and sexist stereotypes in the 1990s to sell welfare reform–largely for political gain (within … Continue reading ?

Kasich Touts and Clinton Stays Silent on Welfare Reform That Could Leave One Million People Hungry

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton's administration and Ohio Gov. Show More Summary

What Believing Welfare Reform Was Good Means In Reality

And it’s worth noting one candidate supported welfare reform for a very long time–Clinton–and one opposed it, Sanders. The reality, not the rhetoric (boldface mine): A generation earlier, even people in Scott’s situation had advantages that she lacks. They tended … Continue reading ?

Missing From Bernie’s Revolution: Welfare Reform

On September 11, 1996, a few weeks after President Bill Clinton signed a landmark welfare reform bill, Peter Edelman and Mary Jo Bane, both assistant secretaries in the Department of Health and Human Services, resigned. Edelman, a longtime...Show More Summary

A Million People Are About to Lose Food Stamps Because of Kasich-Clinton Welfare Reform

For Bernie Sanders- and Black Lives Matter-related reasons, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is playing up her credentials as a progressive. On the Republican side, John Kasich is making a longshot...Show More Summary

The Clintons' Cynical Race Game: No One Will Say It, but the Clintons' Rise Was Premised on Repudiating Black Voters

Here's what Bill and Hillary mean to me: Sister Souljah, welfare reform, Ricky Ray Rector and the crime bill. It may be a generational thing—I was born in 1967—but this is what Hillary and Bill Clinton will always mean to me: Sister Souljah, Ricky Ray Rector, welfare reform, and the crime bill. Show More Summary

What Now For Social Security? Eileen Evason explains the working of the welfare reform Mitigations Group

WELFARE REFORM – Law Centre NI’s seminar gave Mitigations Panel chair Eileen Evason a chance to clarify the changes to local welfare reform along with a UK perspective from CPAG’s Alison Garnham, a human rights view from Les Allamby and opportunities for scrutiny from Grainne McKeever

Precarious Work and the Employment-based Safety Net

Welfare reform to encourage work doesn’t take into account how unstable jobs have become, especially for the poorest.

A Case Study in the Futility of Animal Welfare Reform: The Animal Aid Pig Farm Campaign

Animal Aid, a UK group that promotes welfare reform, has a new campaign. Animal Aid wants your help (and donations) to stop a large pig farm from being approved and built in Lincolnshire. Here is a screenshot of the description of this campaign: Click to enlarge. Show More Summary

More reform threatened

The Turnbull government is apparently keen to undertake more reform, in this case applying to the welfare system. This weekend I saw a couple of media reports, unsourced but apparently based on material supplied by Social Services Minister Christian Porter, based on the “alarming” projection that welfare payments will rise from $154 billion to $270 […]

Sanders Come Out Against Charter Schools

Everyone knows that the Clintons have been long-time supporters of charter schools and corporate education "reform." Those who have been waiting for Bernie Sanders to take a public position on corporate welfare charter reform schools, wait no longer. Show More Summary

Conservative Reforms to the Safety Net Will Reduce Poverty

Jeb Bush released his welfare reform plan this morning, kicking off a conversation on conservative proposals to reduce poverty and expand opportunity. That conversation will continue tomorrow at the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity, where Bush and six other Republicanpresidential candidates will participate in a discussion moderated by Speaker Paul [...]

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES: New Louisiana governor to undo welfare reform. Virginia severs co…

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES: New Louisiana governor to undo welfare reform. Virginia severs concealed-carry reciprocity with 25 states. California minimum-wage measure backed by SEIU could mean rising prices, falling profits and fewer jobs. Show More Summary

Minimum Wage Hikes Aren’t Welfare Reform

One of the strangest arguments for raising the minimum wage has come from liberals claiming it will cut welfare spending. Many on the left argue that raising the minimum wage will raise earnings and cause workers to qualify for fewer...Show More Summary

Tusk: Social Benefits Issue Remains Most Pressing in EU-UK Talks on Reforms

The issue of welfare benefits for migrants remains the most difficult one in EU talks with the United Kingdom, which is negotiation for reforms ahead of its Brexit referendum, European Council President Donald Tusk said.

Welfare Proposals on the Rocks as EU Presses Cameron to Rethink Reforms

David Cameron has suffered a fresh blow to his chances of negotiating reforms on EU migrant benefits, with senior EU officials urging him to rethink his proposals or face isolation from other member states.

London and Warsaw Poles Apart on UK Demands for EU Welfare Reform

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has played down deep divisions on British demands for welfare reforms for EU migrants, during a crucial meeting with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo over Britain's membership of the European Union.

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