Trump just massively reduced federal welfare expenditures by reinstating the “work requirement” Obama gutted

In the mid-1990s, the Republican-led Congress and President Bill Clinton worked together to pass a significant welfare reform program that was dubbed “Workfare.”
Known formally as the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act,” it essentially required anyone receiving welfare benefits to find work and take a job in order to keep getting assistance.
Not only that, the assistance was time-limited; the goal of the law was to move people off welfare completely and into the workforce.
“The law contains strong work requirements, a performance bonus to reward states for moving welfare recipients into jobs, state maintenance of effort requirements, comprehensive child support enforcement, and supports for families moving from welfare to work — including increased funding for child care and guaranteed medical coverage,” said a description by the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw its requirements…. more

2 thoughts on “Trump just massively reduced federal welfare expenditures by reinstating the “work requirement” Obama gutted

  1. In VT they have work requirements of 20 hours a week, or you must be in school.. Trump is also pushing for drug testing.. some people say it will cost more than it would save..

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