Paul Ryan says 1990s welfare reform was a major success. Here's how it's failed on almost every metric. The post The Massive Policy Failure That Paul Ryan Wants To Emulate appeared first on ThinkProgress.
On Monday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the House Budget Committee Chair, released a report that criticized the failures of the federal war on poverty in what was viewed as preview of the welfare reform that will be in the House GOP budget. Show More Summary
Another "welfare reform" plan from Ryan that will be about as effective as his washing clean dishes. Rep. Paul Ryan, that Republican "wonk" who has a really hard time making his numbers add up in his budgets, is now out with a report in which he's trying to make friends with the "47 percent" by dismantling the social safety net. Show More Summary
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent The secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is confident the federal government will grant the state a waiver for Healthy PA Medicaid reform. For the sake of Pennsylvania taxpayers, Beverly Mackereth better be right. Show More Summary
Three days have now passed since the Archbishop of Westminster (soon to be Cardinal), Vincent Nichols, plunged the government into a bitter row over its welfare reforms and the spectre of starvation. So far the Coalition response has been muted, despite a fine article by the Prime Minister in the Telegraph on Wednesday. Yet this [...]
What The Guardian and its writers appear to understand about the Christian Church could be written on the back of a postage stamp – with space to spare. Proof positive comes in the form of Andrew Brown's absurd piece entitled "Christian conservatism takes radical position against welfare cuts". Show More Summary
The share of poor families with children who don't get welfare benefits has reached a record high. The post The Failure Of Welfare Reform Hits New Records appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Earlier today on Twitter, Tim Montgomerie expressed amazement that 26 Anglican Archbishops had chosen to write to the Mirror, of all papers, to express their discomfort over the government's welfare reforms: Who advised the churchleaders to write to The Mirror? Only the Morning Star's platform would have given their message a more political spin. — [...]
David Cameron: David Cameron says he is giving unemployed Britons “new hope and responsibility” by cutting their benefit payments and claims his welfare reforms are part of a “moral mission” for the country. In an article for the Telegraph, the Prime Minister issues a sharp rebuke to Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic, the Most Rev [...]
Part of the role of the Church is to give the poorest in society a voice. It should be front and centre of the public debate about welfare reform, but… Continue reading The post The Church should be employing its moral outrage to greater effect appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Even though, as I said earlier, it makes sense for David Cameron to come out fighting in favour of his party’s welfare reforms after they were slammed by the Archbishop… Continue reading The post Why bishops are useful for the Left – for now appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The real political headline for David Cameron's article on our pages today is not that he rejects the Archbishop of Westminster's criticism of the government's welfare reforms. It is that he endorses Ian Duncan Smith's presentation of them and, by implication, that he repudiates the political spin which George Osborne has given them. The Prime [...]
Quite naturally, a piece from the Prime Minister claiming that welfare reform is ‘at the heart… of our social and moral mission in politics’ is provoking hilarity from those who’ve… Continue reading The post Want to make welfare a ‘moral mission’? Stop toting it as a weapon. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
From my Morning Briefing email: subscribe here David Cameron has replied to Vincent Nichols, but his answer is unlikely to impress the Left. Writing for the Telegraph, the Prime Minister says welfare reform is giving the unemployed "new hope and responsibility", as part of a "moral mission" to improve the country. It is telling that the PM [...]
Mr Cameron now has an opportunity to show that fairness is at the heart of welfare reform At the very least, Vincent Nichols has earned himself a coffee with David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith, possibly both together. There might even be biscuits. The Prime Minister and the Work and Pensions Secretary are anxious to [...]
Whether it is secular political liberals or the liberal-dominated hierarchies of the established churches, the compulsion to hand-out other people’s money no strings attached is a powerful one. In the case of the church, ‘cheerful’ giving and charity ought to be second nature wherever genuine need is apparent. Show More Summary
Another example of KIPP's effective use of billionaire corporate welfare artists to bulldoze a path into communities to set up their total compliance reform schools. From the Chicago Sun-Times, by Tim Novak: Last Modified: Feb 4, 2014...Show More Summary
Why are opponents so concerned about local communities deciding what's best for the health and welfare of their residents? Because these naysayers, fueled by lobbyists and financing from mega corporations, know such reforms lead to change statewide and nationally. Show More Summary
Polly Toynbee joins a long line of people with lost to say about the country's welfare system, but seem completely bereft of any ideas about how welfare spending can be modernised and reformed - so that it becomes a proper safety net and not a way of life. Show More Summary
Begins a NYT editorial, which ends:The Internal Revenue Service and several lawmakers are beginning to step up their interest in preventing “social welfare” organizations and other tax-sheltered groups from being used as political conduits, but they have encountered the usual resistance from Republican lawmakers. Show More Summary