Sunday, July 30, 2006

Ten Years After Welfare Reform

It was the biggest clash of liberal-conservative ideals since the New Deal. Ten years later it is clear that conservative thinking produced superior results....the article is here.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Robbie Bullock said...

From the U.S. Census Bureau: "both the number of people in poverty and the poverty rate increased from 2003 to 2004." Another quote from the same data: "Real median income has dropped every year since 2000 and for two consecutive years the earnings of women declined by 1.0 percent. (first decline for women since 1995). According to the census data there are 13 million children in the U.S. living in poverty and 37 million adults with the same plight. All of these numbers have risen every year for the entire time George Bush Jr. has been in office. But the most disturbing data that I was able to dig up was that of enlisted soldiers and discharged enlisted men and women. According to the Defense Departments own numbers, somewhere in the neighborhood of 40% of enlisted men and women with families have "serious financial difficulties." I don't want to hear anything from the "I support the troops" crowd until this problem and the problem of denied benefits for discharged personnel are rectified.

8:56 AM, July 30, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I agree that the plight of the middle and working classes has gotten worse- the article talks about a specific group, single moms in the welfare system. Most of them have gone from completely rotten to just real bad. That is still an improvemnt for them at a time when it is gettig worse for those around them.

10:27 AM, July 30, 2006  
Anonymous Robbie Bullock said...

Mark,

My new blog address is www.arkstar.blogspot.com if you would like to check it out.

2:31 PM, July 31, 2006  
Anonymous Mark Moore said...

Only if you will keep coming back here too!

7:13 PM, July 31, 2006  
Blogger rob_star said...

Of course, I check your blog every day.

7:48 AM, August 01, 2006  

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