Welfare Reform: Should There Be Strings Attached?

Brief Analyses | Welfare

No. 169
Tuesday, July 11, 1995
by Robert Carleson

A debate has arisen among conservatives over how much freedom the states should have.  Some argue for a "no-strings-attached" approach under which federal requirements on state use of block grant funds would be minimal.  Others want the federal govermnet to impose what they see as a conservative version of welfare, replacing the current liberal one.

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