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Press Release

FreedomWorks Marks 20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform

FreedomWorks today marked the 20th anniversary of the 1996 welfare reform bill – the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act – which was passed by a Republican-controlled Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The fundamentally changed how the federal welfare system functioned by placing an emphasis on employment for those who received benefits and empowered states to design and implement their own plans.

08/22/2016
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Op-ed Placement

Welfare Is the New Work

Two recent news stories highlight how pernicious the welfare state has become in America today.

07/31/2016
FreedomCast: Living Large in the Welfare State and the Republican Plans to Replace ObamaCare
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Podcast

FreedomCast: Living Large in the Welfare State and the Republican Plans to Replace ObamaCare

09/03/2013
The Failure Of The War On Poverty
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Blog

The Failure Of The War On Poverty

In 1930, the unemployment rate among African Americans was lower than it was for whites. That's right, at the height of the Great Depression, blacks were more likely to be employed than whites. 1930 was also the last year that we saw that happen.

08/30/2013
The FreedomCast: Episode 8: Reverend CL Bryant Creator of 'The Runaway Slave'
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Podcast

The FreedomCast: Episode 8: Reverend CL Bryant Creator of 'The Runaway Slave'

01/31/2013
Scrapping the Culture of Dependency
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Blog

Scrapping the Culture of Dependency

One of the greatest threats to individual liberty is dependency on the state. Yet, over the last four years, America has experienced a surge in those trading economic freedom for government dependency.  The "land of the free" is now responsible for a vast portion of the population living off the means of others and there seems to be no end in sight.  The issue is laced with moral implications; those who see no problem with living off the hard work and sweat of others, as much as it is the economic ramifications of the unsustainable course America has currently chosen.

01/21/2013
We Spend HOW MUCH On Welfare?
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Blog

We Spend HOW MUCH On Welfare?

While researching another blog post, I came across an article that truly shocked me - which is really hard to do, given my familiarity with the Obama administration's free-spending ways.

11/01/2012