Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bill Clinton Approves of Rolling Back “His” Welfare Reform of ‘96



Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation:


The House and Senate stimulus bills will overturn the fiscal foundation of welfare reform and restore an AFDC-style funding system. For the first time since 1996, the federal government would begin paying states bonuses to increase their welfare caseloads. Indeed, the new welfare system created by the stimulus bills is actually worse than the old AFDC program because it rewards the states more heavily to increase their caseloads. Under the stimulus bills, the federal government will pay 80 percent of cost for each new family that a state enrolls in welfare; this matching rate is far higher than it was under AFDC.

It is clear that--in both the House and Senate stimulus bills--the original goal of helping families move to employment and self-sufficiency and off long-term dependence on government assistance has instead been replaced with the perverse incentive of adding more families to the welfare rolls. The House bill provides $4 billion per year to reward states to increase their TANF caseloads; the Senate bill follows the same policy but allocates less money.







What's the real objective here?

The goal of the bills is "spreading the wealth," not reviving the economy.



"...today does mark the beginning of the end..."

-President Barack Obama



Cross-posted at Flopping Aces

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8 Comments:

Blogger shoprat said...

Clinton only approved of reform in order to get re-elected.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:15:00 PM  
Blogger Average American said...

"...today does mark the beginning of the end..."
-President Barack Obama

This is the only thing that bastard has told us the truth about!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:32:00 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Ditto to what Average American said!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:18:00 PM  
Blogger J_G said...

Welfare is the way demcrats controlled segments of the population for many years. They made them dependent on government handouts. Obama is returning to this because those things are his power base. The narcotic of not having to be responsible and having someone take care of the hard things is just what Dr. Marx recommended.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 12:23:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ladies and gentlemen: think about it. This is only THIRTY DAYS into the Obama Administration.

BZ

Thursday, February 19, 2009 6:14:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Clinton was forced to "support" this welfare reform. As far as increasing it now, it's an old story. The Dims need to maintain a large welfare class, they call them voters.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

The REAL racists are the BLACK poverty pimps like $harpton and Jack$son, et al, as well as Leftist/Socialist GOWPs. THEY are the ones keeping blacks DOWN for the most basely craven of reasons: MONEY and POWER.

It PAYS to oppress blacks. Just ask any Demorat.

BZ

Friday, February 20, 2009 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

If I'm stimulated any more, I'm likely to explode.

Friday, February 20, 2009 8:50:00 PM  

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