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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-03 07:02 PM
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39. Your analysis
seems to presume that the arguements put forward to justify the draconian welfare "reform" were all true. "The result of this dissatisfaction was Welfare Reform, which irrefutably proved what many Americans had thought was true all along: millions on the welfare roles were perfectly capable of working, they simply chose not to."
The vast majority of people on welfare never fit the stereotypes that were put forward as the "failures" of welfare. Two simple examples, many worked when they could, and many failures to retain work were attributable to lack of day care, transportation, and health care. this was all well documented back then, and now. As for people being able to make it without assistance, the rising numbers of homeless, hungry, and unemployed call that into question.
Welfare reform was an easy out from addressing problems of structural poverty, racism, unemployment, the abandonment of the inner cities and the ever-increasing inequality of wealth in this nation.
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