Welfare

Answering Critis of The Welfare Reform Act

Critics say the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 goes too far, cutting too much from welfare spending and harming poor children and legal immigrants. Are the cri…

Welfare Reform: Building on a Good Start

Recently enacted welfare reform legislation reverses 61 years of U.S. welfare policy, ending a recipient's entitlement to a welfare check. It's a good start, and one on which the 105th Congress and th…

Does Welfare Reform Cost More Money?

Work-fare programs in some states already have been successful in getting recipients back to work while decreasing total welfare costs.

Taxpayer Choice

After more than 30 years of the War on Poverty, the federal government has proven one thing: it does a bad job of dispensing welfare. Hardly anybody is happy with the result. However, there is a bette…

How Not To Be Poor

There is a strong correlation between poverty and certian behaviors. Thus one solution to the problem of poverty is to encourage young Americans to avoid behavior that will tend to lead them into pove…

A New Day for Welfare

Congress is on the verge of passing a major reform that ends the entitlement status of Aid to Familes with Dependent Children, a status it has held since 1935. Instead, each state will receive a speci…

Taxing The Poor

When people on welfare earn income, they face two types of penalties. Not only do they have to pay taxes on their earnings, but they have their welfare benefits reduced as well. This reduction in bene…

Bob Dole's Welfare Reform Plan

Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has introduced a major welfare reform bill.  The bill includes some important provisions, and takes the first steps toward general welfare reform.