A column in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster, “Within confusion in Washington, there are positive economic signs”, harshly states:
“Too many Americans, workforce dropouts, are sitting on the employment sidelines. The economic expansion we could achieve has the power of making employees out of these dropouts. This has the incredible additional benefit of reducing the number of Americans needing welfare-related supports such as Medicaid, SNAP and dozens of other poverty programs.”
and concludes, “Moving people from dependency to self-sustaining must be our achievable goal. Can there be an objection to this?
Simplistic, one-sided draconian commentary may be one side of the story. There are another side.
This article from The Conversation, “How welfare’s work requirements can deepen and prolong poverty: Rose’s story”, is another perspective. This side may represent the fate of a much larger population.