President Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget request would increase total welfare spending to $953 billion. The growth of welfare spending is unsustainable and will drive the United States into bankruptcy if allowed to continue. Read More.
Several States are cutting welfare programs. California is contemplating cutting its entire welfare program, while Arizona and Rhode Island have already passed budget cuts to theirs. Read More.
The 1996 welfare reform was highly successful, largely through restoring incentives to help recipients back to work. Decades of increased welfare spending has failed to effectively help the poor. Welfare programs must promote personal responsibility through work to truly assist those in need.
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