America’s Welfare “Reform” Laws Deepening and Perpetuating Poverty
By Sherwood Ross; December 30, 2011 – Znet Commentary
The tougher welfare laws instituted by President Bill Clinton with great fanfare have only worked to keep the poor poverty-stricken longer, a former welfare mother who knows the story from the inside, contends.
Since 1996, politicians have bragged about the success of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) but “successful at what?” asks Diana Spatz, executive director of LIFETIME, a California organization working to encourage low-income parents to pursue higher education as their path out of poverty.
“If kicking low-income children and their families