April 20, 2015

THANKS, BILL:

Get a Job? Most Welfare Recipients Already Have One (ERIC MORATH, 4/19/15, WSJ)
 
It's poor-paying jobs, not unemployment, that strains the welfare system.

That's one key finding from a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, that showed the majority of households receiving government assistance are headed by a working adult.

The study found that 56% of federal and state dollars spent between 2009 and 2011 on welfare programs -- including Medicaid, food stamps and the Earned Income Tax Credit -- flowed to working families and individuals with jobs. In some industries, about half the workforce relies on welfare.

The point of the work requirement in Welfare Reform was for reciopients to prove themselves worthy, not to get them off of welfare.

Posted by at April 20, 2015 5:57 PM
  

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