Saturday, September 2, 2017

Obama Gutted Work Requirements for Welfare. Why Trump Is Right to Restore Them

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed an Obama administration policy that undermined one of the most successful domestic policy reforms in the last half-century.
In doing so, Trump took strong steps to preserve the original intent of the 1996 welfare reform law: to weaken the cycle of poverty by reducing dependence and promoting self-sufficiency through work and marriage.
This is a sound decision for two key reasons.
First, the decision enforces the 1996 welfare reform law, which deliberately made the core work requirements of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program mandatory and nonwaivable by future administrations of the law.
The Obama administration effectively gutted the law’s requirements in July 2012 when it released a policy directive through the Department of Health and Human Services that allowed states to waive the TANF program’s work requirements.
Read the rest from Robert Rector HERE and follow link below to a related story:

The Trump Administration Believes in the Dignity of Work

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