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Let's Make Real Progress on Welfare Reform

The recent passage of the American Health Care Act through the House of Representatives, though contentious, proves one point definitively: this government is fully capable of making progress when it puts its mind to it.

06/16/2017
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The Unsustainability of SNAP

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) program which is within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) began originally as a way to supplement food that had been deemed overproduced in the late 1930s. It lasted several years until it was deemed no longer necessary because overproduced goods were being marketed more efficiently while unemployment was decreasing.

06/15/2017
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When Welfare Doesn't Work, What Does?

America’s welfare system is not working. The War on Poverty has failed miserably , and few in Congress have even broached the topic of serious welfare reforms. Members of the House Freedom Caucus have led the way in the this Congress, but, aside from their efforts at real conservative reform, there is little traction for those seeking to make welfare sustainable. Luckily for Americans, Congress doesn’t control their fate, they do.

06/14/2017
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The Solution To Welfare Woes is More Federalism

As Congress considers welfare reform many are quick to point out the political roadblocks facing actual progress. Although the crumbling welfare apparatus has become a focal point in recent congressional discourse due to the efforts of House conservatives within the Freedom Caucus it will still be an uphill fight to get lasting reforms pushed through at the federal level.

06/14/2017
"When Considering Welfare Reform, Consider a Different Model"
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When Considering Welfare Reform, Consider a Different Model

The federal welfare apparatus has bloomed into disastrous menagerie of nearly one hundred programs. Many in Congress are seeking a solution to the welfare leviathan’s imminent collapse.

06/14/2017
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FreedomWorks Announces Welfare Reform Week

In an effort to educate and raise awareness of the need for fundamental welfare reform, FreedomWorks has designated this week as Welfare Reform Week.

06/13/2017
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Support the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act, S. 1290 and H.R. 2832

On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to call your senators and representative and ask them to cosponsor the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act, S. 1290 and H.R. 2832, sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). This bill would significantly reform welfare and get more families back to work by promoting accountability, reducing spending, and decentralizing control by returning it to the states.

06/12/2017
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Tying Welfare Reform to Tax Reform

FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon made the following statement about the Freedom Caucus’ plan to tie reform of food stamps and TANF to tax reform:

06/09/2017
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FreedomWorks Applauds Passage of Bill to Reform Pensions

FreedomWorks today urged Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to sign Senate Bill 1 into law to reform public pensions.

06/08/2017
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Don’t Trap The Poor In Payouts

There is a strong moral case for welfare reform. Welfare binds the poor with the soft chains of good intentions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there are 5.7 million job openings, but also reports that there are 7.1 million unemployed in our country. A compassionate response to the unemployed is not meager payouts every month to keep them alive. Genuine compassion means focusing on getting every level of government out of the way and creating conditions in which these 7.1 million unemployed individuals can get into those 5.7 million job openings, take pride in their work, help others by being productive citizens, and flourish.

05/17/2017

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