Before the draconian Welfare Reform Act of 1996 was passed, Congress heard testimonies from notables that included Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute. On June 7th 1995, Mr. Tanner testified to the following before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on Youth Violence:”The ready access to a lifetime of welfare and free social service programs is a major contributing factor to the crime problems we face today…for example, research by Dr. June O’Neill and Ann Hill for the US Dept. of Health & Human Services showed that a 50% increase in the monthly value of combined AFDC and food stamp benefits led to a 117% increase in the crime rate among black men.”But the Cato Institute and all the rest of the “bash-the-poor” think tanks failed to consider a few hard facts:1. In our capitalist society, in order for there to be exceedingly wealthy people, followed by upper-middle class people, etc it follows that someone will be stuck at the bottom – i.e. poor people. If everyone cannot be rich, or even comfortably middle class, there will be a portion of the population who will be poor. It is not moral or right to deprive them of the most minimal… Read full this story
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