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Fox guest proposes welfare reform: People earning minimum wage ‘shouldn’t be having children’

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservative welfare reform advocate Seton Motley told Fox News on Monday that instead of raising the minimum wage, the best way to keep people off of welfare was to stop low wage workers from having children. Over the weekend, Mayor Robert MacDonald appeared on Fox & Friends to explain his...

Maine mayor wants to name welfare recipients on website; taxpayers have the right to know

I’m torn about this.  One one hand, I think there’s a degree of demonizing welfare recipients that gets in the way of actual (and desperately needed) welfare reforms. On the

Give Poor People Cash

There’s a simple way to reform welfare: Send money to those who need it, without conditions.

Doubling of Extreme Poverty Belies Welfare Reform Success Claims

As Congress seeks agreement on overhauling Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), lawmakers must address TANF's dismal failure to help the poorest Americans, many of whom are desperately trying to find work, as documented in the new book $2 a Day. Show More Summary

Welfare Reform Did Not Work for Very Poor Families

Those living in poverty can be helped by cash. Help in kind is a poor substitute.

Welfare Reform Worked. And Here’s How

Kathy Edin and H. Luke Shaefer’s account of welfare reform omit some key statistics.

How John Kasich Rewrote Welfare Laws and Is Keeping Food Off Family Dinner Tables

In 1996, then-Congressman John Kasich cosponsored a welfare reform bill that, for the first time ever, put a time limit on recipients' access to food stamps. Healthy, childless adults would be able to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...Show More Summary

The Tragic Unintended Consequences of Welfare Reform

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Reform dramatically increased the number of households with children on less than $2 a day per person.

Team de Blasio is quietly gutting welfare reform

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Rudy Giuliani was right: There’s a relationship between crime and welfare. When people work, they’re less likely to commit crime. Yet, as Joe Scarborough recently observed on MSNBC, what was...

The Battle Lines Being Drawn In The Coming Fight Over Welfare Reform

Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are laying out their turf as welfare reform comes to the fore. The post The Battle Lines Being Drawn In The Coming Fight Over Welfare Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE): Vegan Advocacy is “Harmful to the Animal Rights Movement”

The Modern Animal Movement Rejects Veganism as a Moral Baseline The modern animal movement, which promotes welfare reform and single-issue campaigns, explicitly and uniformly rejects veganism as a moral baseline. There is not a single one of the large “animal advocacy” groups that promotes veganism as a moral imperative. Show More Summary


Links: Must-Read: Jared Bernstein: [How Welfare Reform Ruined Public Assistance for the Very Poor, According to Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer's New Book, $2.00 a Day]( Jonathan Portes: [What's The...Show More Summary

WA First State to Rule Charter Schools Unconstitutional

Taking public money without public oversight has long been a most lucrative corporate welfare scam of the corporate reform school industry. Charter CEOs have always wanted it both ways: they are public when looking to collect from taxpayers...Show More Summary

Reform Backlash? UN to Investigate Deaths of Over 2,300 Disabled Britons

Conservative British politicians are enraged over allegations of “grave or systematic violations” of disabled people’s human rights in the UK, as the United Nations launched an inquiry into whether welfare reforms caused the deaths of thousands of people across the nation.

Emily Thornberry MP – Human rights conventions: when some are more equal than others?

When a legal challenge to one of the coalition Government’s flagship welfare reforms – an overall cap of £26,000 per year on the amount any family could receive in benefits – was reviewed by the Supreme Court earlier this year, the resulting judgment left many observers scratching their heads. Had the Court declared the cap […]

Robinson: “Nobody goes on forever and I had a timely warning on that in terms of having a heart attack”

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Good scoop by Liam Clarke in the Belfast Telegraph with his interview with First Minister, Peter Robinson. The interview covered areas of welfare reform, Stormont collapsing but the most interesting bit was in Robinson’s future. Asking him about the issue he said; Nobody goes on forever and I had a timely warning on that in more...

Under the current institutions, political conflict is here to stay

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Craig Harrison writes for us on the current political instutions and the inability of policy-makers to find solutions to key problems The continuing impasse over welfare reform perhaps provides the most recent example of what ethnic politics can descend to, but it is by no means the first demonstration of this, and will certainly not more...

Deep Thoughts, By And Curated By Maureen Dowd

It is not surprising that Maureen Dowd has many nutty things to say about the Donald, for whose presence in the race she must be immensely grateful. (You wouldn’t want her to have to write about welfare reform!) For this special occasion, she has decided to outsource some of her gibberish, with hilarious results: And […]

James Earl Hardy's B-Boy Blues at 20

1994. I remember it well. Bill Clinton was waging war on poor women who were mothers in his efforts at welfare reform. Our celebrity obsessions included OJ Simpson and Tonya Harding. We watched Forrest Gump and listened to Whitney Houston declare again and again, "I will always love you." Gay men continued dying from AIDS. Show More Summary

Seven Years Of Noel Pearson Trials Have Led Aurukun To The Bottom Of the National Heap

In this special New Matilda feature, Amy McQuire demolishes the reforms - and the propaganda - that is the Cape York Welfare Reform Trials.

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