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  • Online Chat on Welfare Reform - LIVE NOW

    Last week, the Obama administration bypassed Congress to gut the successful 1996 welfare reform law of its work requirements. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Rachel Sheffield who is taking your questions about the success of welfare reform, what still needs to happen to fix the U.S. welfare system, and what this latest action means for poor families.

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    2 Responses to Online Chat on Welfare Reform - LIVE NOW

    1. April Watkins says:

      In 2007, I began research in order to discover why so few people had answered an classified ad for a manual labor job. What I discovered was shocking – jobs offering minimum wage were far below the benefits offered by government assistance. I wrote an article for my blog and newspaper column "Why It Matters". The article, entitled “The Misconception of Minimum Wage” was again published in 2009 in the book, “Welfare” by Gale Publishing, which is a series of opinions about various topics that have an impact on welfare. My piece is stands to contrast an OpEd by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. If you would like to read the piece, go to: http://prilspen.wordpress.com/2007/02/03/the-misc

    2. Joan Howe says:

      is is true that President Obama only changed the law so that it gives each state the right to request to change or eliminate the work requirement.

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