'Back At Square One': As States Repurpose Welfare Funds, More Families Fall Through Safety Net

Brianna Butler would prefer never again to see the inside of the DeKalb County welfare office. She is eager to work.... Without childcare, however, she cannot satisfy Georgia's requirements that she first attend four weeks of classes designed to teach her how to look for a job, how to write a resume, how to handle an interview. So, instead of a job or welfare, Butler has only a bitter sense of resignation that she must do whatever it takes to secure cash. Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Sep. 8, 2012

An up close and human look at the effects of destroying the human safety net.

Clinton's republicanesque attack on programs supporting poor young mothers and children should never be called "reform." It is only landmark in the sense that falling off a cliff coincides with a landmark. The "job creators" have created new workers in the prostitution business.

gaining cash assistance has become increasingly difficult since the landmark welfare reform signed into law by President Clinton More »

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by Sirajul Islam - Jun. 20, 2012

A lengthy report by Peter Goodman based on primary research and extensive interviews on the fading assistance of welfare cash for the poor in almost all states of USA. The story is in-depth, enterprising, and well-written. Reduction in social safety-net can be a huge problems for low income parents.

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