KUWAIT (Reuters) - A three-day strike by oil workers in Kuwait last month over pay reforms shows the government faces considerable opposition as it prepares to push through painful and controversial cuts to longstanding welfare benefits.
Gov. Jerry Brown just signed a minimum wage increase into law. But if we really care about those living in poverty many of whom are Latinos and their children—the next step must be repealing the state’s "family cap" welfare reform that penalizes the poor for having children. The post California’s Minimum Wage Increase Is Not Enough for the Working Poor appeared first on Rewire.
From Microeconomic Insights: Did welfare reform lead some American families to work less?, by Patrick Kline (Berkeley), Melissa Tartari (Chicago): The landmark US welfare reform of 1996 provided strong incentives for poor women to work while receiving assistance – but...
"I believed that it could be a net positive if it were implemented right," she said of her support for a bill that drastically changed the safety net for the neediest. The post Hillary Clinton: ‘We Have To Take A Hard Look’ At Welfare Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A question we received: If we think that the prison-industrial complex is wrong and we want to abolish it, we would all think it would be okay to work at the same time for single issue campaigns to improve the lives of the prisonersShow More Summary
Most countries with a generous pay-as-you-go social security system and ageing demographics will need to implement significant welfare reform, such as a major cut in benefits or a significant increase in distortionary taxation. Individuals’...Show More Summary
The 1990s sure are being relitigated these days, aren't they? The repeal of Glass-Steagall. Welfare reform. The crime bill. NAFTA. This is...mostly kind of boring. Glass-Steagall almost certainly had nothing to do with the 2008 financial crisis, and it had been effectively dead for years before it was officially repealed anyway. Show More Summary
Bill Clinton claimed that poverty decreased and any failures are thanks to Republicans, but that's not what the data shows. The post No, Bill Clinton, You Can’t Blame Welfare Reform’s Failures On Republicans appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Former President Bill Clinton engaged in a heated exchange on Thursday with protesters upset about welfare reform and gun violence laws passed when he was in office 20 years ago. Addressing supporters at a Hillary Clinton presidential rally in Philadelphia, Bill Clinton was interrupted by people...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton engaged in a heated exchange on Thursday with protesters upset about welfare reform and gun violence laws passed when he was in office 20 years ago. Addressing supporters at a Hillary...Show More Summary
Former President Bill Clinton got into a heated exchange with protesters on Thursday, pushing back against charges that anti-crime legislation and welfare reform passed during his tenure had devastated black communities. A group of protesters interrupted the former president during a campaign appearance for his wife in Philadelphia. Show More Summary
As Bill Maher summed it up recently, the Democrats’ position on immigration has morphed from comprehensive reform to “You get across that river, you're here to stay.” He might as well have added, “And you get to apply for federal public benefits right away.”
I have been promising to write something constructive and forward looking about how to undo the damaging effects of the 1996 welfare reform (which recently struck again). I don’t really have anything original to say. Mainly I endorse the proposal made by Irwin Garfinkel, David Harris, Jane Waldfogel and Christopher Wimer in a Century Foundation […]
In an ambitious effort to repair Illinois' beleaguered child welfare system, state officials have laid out a wide-ranging reform plan that includes extensive worker retraining, expanded access to mental health services and a substantial reduction in the number of juvenile wards in residential treatment...
Max Ehrenfreund and Roberto Ferdman report the latest news in today’s Washington Post Tens of thousands of Americans just lost their food stamps A 20-year-old rule that was suspended in many places during the recession requires that adults without children or disabilities have a job to receive food stamps for more than three months, and […]
Richard Blundell et al., Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Welfare Reform Jeff Chen (Colorado) et al., Information Processing Costs and Corporate Tax Aggressiveness Olena Dudar (Centre for European Economic Research) & Johannes Voget (University of Mannheim), Corporate Taxation and Location of Intangible Assets: Patents vs. Trademarks Jon Kerr (CUNY),...
“The welfare system no longer held people back, it helped them to move ahead.”
Among other animal welfare reforms announced today, Bon Appétit will eliminate tail docking of dairy cows within its supply chain immediately. Photo by Mary Beth Sweetland/The HSUS While we take pride in forging unexpected alliancesShow More Summary
The purpose of welfare reform campaigns and single-issue campaigns (SICs) is to build coalitions that include those who believe that animal exploitation per se is morally acceptable and who just object to the target of the particular welfare reform campaign or SIC. Show More Summary
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) bill passed in 1996 and replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children, to "end welfare as we know it," according to then-President Bill Clinton. With it came the five-year lifetime...Show More Summary