When will the right wing propaganda and lies stop about Welfare for the Poor?
IT DOES NOT EXIST FOR THE POOR AND HAS NOT EXISTED SINCE 1998
There may be state welfare programs and Food Stamps but that is less then $100. a month per person .
By Dan Froomkin
Updated July 23, 1998
Welfare as we knew it no longer exists.
The 61-year American tradition of guaranteeing cash assistance to the poor came to an end with the signing of legislation in August 1996.
Under the old system, founded during the Great Depression, the federal government provided fairly uniform benefits to the nation's poor – mostly mothers and children – without regard to the details of their personal circumstances, and with no time limit.
But over time, the system became increasingly unpopular. Political opinion turned against the idea of anyone getting rewarded for being idle. Social critics said welfare was responsible for a permanent underclass of people living off government checks because the incentives to go to work were so weak.
Now, a federal system that was once fairly consistent has been turned over to the states, where programs are diverging widely. And it is far from clear whether the poor will be better or worse
I give You the FACTS
WE GET IT - YOU HATE THE POOR
HOW DID THAT > I hate the Poor Attitude - WIN REPS THE ELECTION ?
Oh wait YOU LOST
- AnnLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
It is scary that you pull up an article from 1998 and use that as your reference point for 2012. You give an opinion article that is 14 years old. That is hardly facts.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Yes, Welfare, for the most part, are State programs. SOME are strictly State Funds. Many-most are State managed FEDERALLY FUNDED programs, Like foo-stams.
When most people think Welfare, we mean ANY FORM of public Assistance. Even unemployment. EVEN social Security Disability. The ones we supposedly "Earned"
We are NOT just talkin' 'Bout gittin free stuff fo bustin' out BeBes
I mean Seriously! po-Tay-To, po-Tah-To.
A rose by any other name smells just as sweet.
- IceTLv 78 years ago
Right after the Left wing propaganda and lies about food stamps and poverty stops!
We have the most people ever on food stamps!
The poverty level is at a 50 year high!
The reform mentioned in your article took place under Clinton and was one of the reasons the Left gives him credit for a budget surplus. Under this bill those receiving welfare had to actively be looking for work or working at what ever job they could find?
Since the taxpayers don't get to sit on their butts why should those who receive taxpayer money get to?!
- UnseenLv 78 years ago
You mean like how there are so many more poor people who need welfare now. Oh wait now that's the truth.
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- Anonymous8 years ago
Everything you just said is a lie, people make welfare a career and they don't do it on 100 a month.Source(s): BRING YOUR OWN CRACKERS TO THE SOUP LINES THE GOVERNMENT CRACKERS ARE STALE.
- The WinnerLv 48 years ago
Let them lie. The more they lie the more they lose.
In the end its a good thing.
- dr.pepper106Lv 78 years ago
Don't hold your breath for that to happen.