Welfare hasn’t changed in 30 years: Fmr. recipient

Welfare hasn’t changed in 30 years: Fmr. recipient


ENOUGH TO VISIT. BOTTOM LINE THEY ARE GENERATING IT TO USE FOR BUSINESS. NO OTHER WORD FOR IT. STUART: ALL RIGHT. KENTUCKY IS FIRST STATE TO APPROVE WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS. HERE IS WHAT AN AUTHOR HAD TO SAY TO IT. YOU HAVE A MOTHER, THREE CHILDREN, GOT TO SAY HOME, TAKE CARE OF KIDS, YOU’RE A SINGLE PARENT, YOU GET MEDICAID, WOULD>>IF DAY CARE IS AVAILABLE. IF DAY CARE IS AVAILABLE, SHE SHOULD GO TO WORK. THAT IS WHAT WE DID IN 1996. THAT IS WHY THE ROLLS WENT DOWN. PEOPLE WENT TO WORK, NO ONE WENT STARVING. STUART: JOINING US SOMEONE WHO NECESSARY ALL ABOUT THIS, STAR PARKER, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF CENTER FOR URBAN RENEWAL AND EDUCATION. ARE YOU OKAY WITH THE SAFEGUARDS FOR SINGLE PARENTS WHO DO HAVE TO LOOK AFTER YOUNG CHILDREN AND WOULD FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO GET A JOB PART TIME OR TRAINING FOR A JOB?>>WELL ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THAT ONE IN YOUR HYPOTHETICAL TO OPEN A DAY-CARE IF WHAT SHE NEEDS TO GET TO WORK. ADMINISTRATION, WITH THE GOP LEADERSHIP IN THE CONGRESS, WE’RE STARTING TO SEE A MUCH MORE FLEXIBILITY IN THE RULES THAT GOVERN OVER THE STATES SO THAT THEY CAN START TRYING NEW EXPERIMENTS TO REALLY HELP PEOPLE, HELP PEOPLE GET THEIR DIGNITY, HELP PEOPLE GET WORK EXPERIENCE, HELP PEOPLE GET GOOD HEALTH. WITH THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES WE’RE STARTING TO SEE A LITTLE LAX, WHERE THE GREAT GOVERNOR OF OTHER MECHANISMS SO THAT PEOPLE WILL MOVE FROM SITTING ON THEIR COUCH AS THEY’RE GETTING THEIR MEDICAID AND MAYBE START GETTING MORE INVOLVED AND PARTICIPATING IN THEIR OPEN LIVES AND IN OUR AMOUNT TO WHOLESALE WELFARE REFORM? BILL CLINTON BROUGHT US THAT IN THE LATE 1990s, IN A SENSE IT WORKED REDUCING ROLES ON WELFARE. IS THIS IS BIGGER DEAL?>>IT WIT BE A BIGGER DEAL, LOOK AT ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS RUN OUT OF WASHINGTON, D.C., $900 BILLION A YEAR, A QUARTER OF THE BUDGET. MEDICAID IS SIGNIFICANT PART OF THAT. IT IS PROBABLY A LITTLE MORE AN THAN HALF OF THAT. MEDICAID IS ANTIPOVERTY PROGRAM SHARED EXPENSES WITH THE STATES. REFORM BUT A NECESSARY TOUCH. WHEN PEOPLE ARE IN GOOD HEALTH THEY FEEL BETTER ABOUT BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES. TO COMBINE THE TWO ELEMENTS IN THE DIFFERENT STATES, ALLOWING FOR THEM TO MAKE CHANGES WHERE THEY NEED TO IS A GOOD IDEA. HEALTHY FOR DISCUSSIONS THAT WILL COME ON WELFARE REFORM WHICH WE’LL GET TO VERY SOON HERE. STUART: WHEN I INTRODUCED YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE. I SHOULD LET OUR VIEWERS KNOW YOU WERE ONCE ON WELFARE. I WILL WILL NOT SAY YOU WERE A WELFARE QUEEN. YOU CAME PRETTY CLOSE.>>I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM. STUART: YOU PLAYED THE SYSTEM. WHEN YOU GOT OFF OF THE SYSTEM OUT OF THE SYSTEM, HOW DO YOU FEEL?>>WELL OF COURSE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER ABOUT WORK BUT IT IS VERY RISKY. I WAS ON WELFARE OVER 30 YEARS AGO. THERE IS LITTLE REQUIREMENT FOR PEOPLE TO GET PEOPLE BACK INTO SOCIETY. LITTLE REQUIREMENT FOR FOLKS SITTING THERE TAKING ADVANTAGE GETTING MUCH MORE CREATIVE HOW WE DISTRIBUTE ANTI-POVERTY MONIES, TAX MONIES TO THE STATES FOR THEM TO HELP THOSE THAT ARE MOST VULNERABLE. ONE THING THAT WE CAN SURELY DO HELP THE MOST VULNERABLE IN ALL THE DISTRESSED ZIP CODES ALLOW THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR OWN LIVES. AND MANY OTHER STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW THAT THESE LAWS HAVE BEEN LAXED. STUART: ALL RIGHT, PARKER, SINCE YOU CALLED ME VARNEY I CALL PARKER.>>THAT IS YOUR SHOW. HAPPY NEW YEAR. STUART: I DO THINK YOU’RE ALL

6 thoughts on “Welfare hasn’t changed in 30 years: Fmr. recipient

  1. The Social Security death benefit is $200, initiated in 1952. What would you expect from Welfare? I wish the government's taxation was as stagnant as the so-called "benefits" they hand out.

  2. Stand on the scale! If your over the weight limit you dont get food stamps you go to the food bank and eat like pig all you want!

  3. If the government did not provide so much, maybe there will be less single moms with so many children. That’s not empowering people.

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