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Welfare and Welfare Spending

Overview: Obama Guts Welfare Reform

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted itself authority to “waive compliance” with all of the work provisions in the TANF program. Read More.

Gutting Welfare Reform: Undoing Workfare

The Administration is turning welfare reform on its head by jettisoning the legislative goal of reducing welfare caseloads. Read More.

Omnibus Bill Keeps Welfare Spending at Massive Levels

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. Since that time, annual means-tested welfare spending has increased by 16-fold, now costing taxpayers nearly $1 trillion a year. Red More. .

Welfare Policy in 2016

Solutions 2016 provides candidates for elected office the ability to quickly identify the key issues of the day and present clear policy recommendations, supported by facts, for addressing them. Read more.

Despite spending more than enough to pull everyone out of poverty, the War on Poverty has failed to reduce the causes of poverty and has hurt many of the people it intended to help. The welfare reform of 1996 successfully transformed one welfare program. But today that reform is in jeopardy and some 70 other federal means-tested programs are in need of similar reform.


Experts on Welfare and Welfare Spending