Jack Saturday

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

What welfare mothers do need is "less red tape, more money," argues Funiciello. And we should respect the work that welfare mothers do in raising their children. Too much anti-poverty money goes to social workers and charitable institutions to try to "correct" the behavior of the poor. If, instead, all that money were simply given to the poor -- in cash -- they and society would be better off. Her proposal is deceptively simple. If the reason single mothers are poor is that they have no money, give them more -- $ 14,000 a year in the form of a "guaranteed income" -- and you'll wipe away poverty.
Welfare As We Don’t Know It
By Douglas J. Besharov


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