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...
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
There’s a simple way to reform welfare: Send money to those who need it, without conditions.
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
Those living in poverty can be helped by cash. Help in kind is a poor substitute.
Kathy Edin and H. Luke Shaefer’s account of welfare reform omit some key statistics.
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
Reform dramatically increased the number of households with children on less than $2 a day per person.
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...
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.
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](http://equitablegrowth.org/?p=13195) Jonathan Portes: [What's The...Show More Summary
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
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.
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 […]
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...
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...
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 […]
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
In this special New Matilda feature, Amy McQuire demolishes the reforms - and the propaganda - that is the Cape York Welfare Reform Trials.