Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich, Mary Mayhew: Hope for those trapped in welfare dependency -- Thanks to Trump
Posted on 05/04/2018 7:58:34 AM PDT by jazusamo
Republicans and members of the Trump administration must keep up the pressure and focus on achieving welfare reform.
When President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, many believed that the law would indeed end welfare as we know it. Its what we intended when Congress created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and implemented work requirements to restore welfare to its original intent as a springboard to self-sufficiency.
These policies were intended to be the beginning of welfare reform the beginning of a nationwide policy focused on ending dependency. Instead, President Obama launched a war on the very thing we know is most successful at achieving this goal: work.
Over the past decade, too many of our fellow citizens have fallen deeper into the welfare trap, ensnared by government policies that pay people to not work. The so-called War on Poverty has left our nation with record-high levels of welfare enrollment despite a 17-year record-low unemployment rate and more than 6 million open jobs across the country.
Many of these new enrollees are able-bodied adults with no disabilities keeping them from working. They are not the individuals our welfare system is designed to aid the disabled, the elderly, and others who are truly in need.
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The Democrat Party will pull out all the stops to keep the dependent class under its thumb.
No doubt about it.
It’s gonna be interesting to see how democrat taxpayers react when they finally realize they’re among those paying big for that dependent class.