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People are outraged about a Kansas law critics call a 'tax on the poor'

Kansas is taking a storm of criticism over its new policy strictly limiting ATM withdrawals for welfare recipients.  The controversial limit was signed into law in April by Gov. Sam Brownback (R) as part of a broader reform bill. However,...Show More Summary

Latest immigration figures raise the stakes for Cameron’s EU renegotiation

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that the latest immigration figures are likely to raise the stakes in David Cameron's bid to reform free movement and EU migrants' access to welfare. The post Latest immigration figures raise the stakes for Cameron’s EU renegotiation appeared first on Open Europe.

Paul LePage Wants To Kick Ex-Cons Off Food Stamps, Drug Test Everybody

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) wants to kick poor people off food stamps and welfare if they have drug-related felony convictions and also to expand a recently enacted drug testing program. The 1996 welfare reform law banned drug felons from receiving food stamps or benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Show More Summary

The Tragic End of the Woman Bill Clinton Exploited As Poster Child for Gutting Welfare

Lillie Harden's story illustrates the damaging effects of President Bill Clinton's pet legislation. We are approaching the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act—also called "welfare reform"—which was...Show More Summary

Today's Economic History: Arthur Burns: Secret Diary, 1969

Arthur Burns (August 21, 1969): "The recently announced [Nixon administration] welfare reform [plan] was to do away with food stamps (in order to keep costs down)... >...but then it was discovered--the President didn't know this--that the recent welfare benefit plus promised food stamps would yield larger benefits to many than the new plan. Show More Summary

Re: Newt, on What Republicans Can Learn from the Tories

Ian, I read this comment from Gingrich with some surprise: The number one thing that Cameron did was emphasize working Britons. He did? That may be a reference to the (excellent) welfare reforms introduced under Cameron, but otherwise I’ll admit to being at a loss. 

Repeal, Not Reform, Is Necessary for the Bloated Welfare State

The United States is effectively bankrupt. Economist Laurence Kotlikoff figures the United States faces unfunded liabilities in excess of $200 trillion. Only transforming or eliminating such programs would save the republic. The Left likes to paint conservatives as radical destroyers of the welfare state. Show More Summary

Golden Boy Promotions Sues Al Haymon: Latest Details and Reaction

Boxing manager and adviser Al Haymon is facing a $300 million lawsuit from Golden Boy Promotions for violating antitrust laws and the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act that was designed to protect the rights and the welfare of boxers. Continue...Show More Summary

International Report Urges Sweden To Reform Failing School System

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- An international report says Sweden needs to urgently address the declining performance of its schools, a growing embarrassment for the Scandinavian welfare state. Swedes are used to seeing their nation rank near the...Show More Summary

State Cuts Welfare Rolls 80% by Doing Just One Small Thing…

Welfare reform is or should be a part of every conservative governor’s reform package.  Maine’s Paul LePage made one simple reform that cut the welfare rolls by 80%… Maine Gov.

Morning Bits

Listen up, 2016 hopefuls: “House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, responding to the troubles in Baltimore, said that another round of welfare reform is needed to help move the poor from government dependence to a job. ‘Just because we are for limited government, as Republicans, doesn’t mean that we are for no government. […]

MEGAN MCARDLE: Welfare Reform Was, and Still Is, a Good Idea. Yes, but the Democrats’ political st…

MEGAN MCARDLE: Welfare Reform Was, and Still Is, a Good Idea. Yes, but the Democrats’ political strategy requires a large, dependent, easily-mobilized underclass.

Cartoon: The personal shopping assistant

Click to enlarge. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed sweeping welfare "reforms" into law. They're ostensibly supposed to curb welfare fraud, but in reality they create even more hurdles for the poor, much like how voter ID...Show More Summary

A Day In The Life Of A Welfare Recipient, According To GOP Legislation

last monthNews : Huffington Post

How do people who benefit from the government's safety net programs spend their money? If you based your understanding on some of the recent Republican proposals to reform those programs, you might think being on public assistance is a righteous party. However onerous the reality of being on welfare may be, Republicans in the U.S. Show More Summary

Welfare Reform and the Decline of Work

A recent paper suggests that over the past two decades there's been a decline in the desire of people outside the labor force to ever get jobs. Why? We conjecture that two mechanisms could explain these results. First, the EITC expansion raised family income and reduced secondary earners's (typically women) incentives to work. Show More Summary

With focus on re-election, Polish PM puts reforms on hold

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's center government will put major economic reforms on hold until after a parliamentary election at the end of the year, focusing instead on voter-friendly social and welfare issues, sources told Reuters.

One Parent Family Payment  Adjustment  – A Lesson in welfare reform for the Northern Ireland Assembly?

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

In the Republic, the current Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, has introduced far reaching and controversial (to some) changes to One Parent Family Payment. In introducing these changes, she has tackled a particularly large payment made by her Department to those who are of working-age. She has done so against a concerted attack from more...

Kansas Isn't the Only State Turning Its Back on Poor Families

There's been a lot of attention focused on the welfare reform bill that legislators in Kansas passed last week because it was such an obviously demeaning jab at the poor. Along with strip clubs, casinos, liquor stores, and cruises ships,...Show More Summary

Welfare reform to take decades: Govt

Morrison says it would take a generation to get welfare system 'under control'.

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