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Preventing Public Dependence January 17, 2008

Posted by reaganquotes in Reagan, Welfare.

Much of welfare spending could become invested, if we would direct some of that spending toward education and training to prevent people from becoming public dependents in the first place.

The Creative Society
University of Southern California, April 19, 1966


According to the Club for Growth, Mitt Romney worked to decrease the need for welfare in Massachusetts:

“As governor, Romney pushed for important changes to Massachusetts expansive welfare system. Although federal welfare reform passed in 1995, Massachusetts was woefully behind, relying on a waiver to bypass many of the legislation’s important requirements. Romney fought for legislation that would bring Massachusetts’ welfare system up to date with federal standards by increasing the number of hours each week recipients must work and establishing a five-year limit for receiving benefits.”

On education, he said the following:

“At some point, I think America – and, importantly, the minority communities – are going to say, ‘it’s time to split with our friends, the unions and the Democratic Party, and put our kids first here.’ Unequal educational opportunity is the civil rights issue of our time.”



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