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Liberal Democracy

Liberal Democracy
The Free State

Friday, October 19, 2012

Newsmax: Rep. Jim Jordan: "Welfare Reform Starts With New White House Leadership"



As Representative Jordan puts it, the costs of Public Assistance goes up when the economy is in recession. Public Assistance is not up because the Obama Administration has set out to put more people on Public Assistance, as many Right Wingers have been claiming. You want to go further in Welfare Reform, from what President Clinton and a Republican Congress accomplished in 1996, it starts. With a strong growing economy, 1% Economic Growth doesn't accomplish that, we need to grow at three times that, to create the amount of jobs that we need to move people off of Public Assistance. And into the Middle Class, you get 3% or more in Economic Growth, then you can get 200K jobs plus per month to move people off of Public Assistance and then with that, we can invest in. Things like education and Job Training for people who are on Public Assistance, so they can get themselves a good job, we should already be doing that but its much easier to move people off of. Public Assistance and into the workforce, when we have a strong growing economy.