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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Freedom Caucus “Welfare Reform” Bill Would Increase Poverty and Hardship Without Helping People Succeed in the Labor Market [feedly]

Freedom Caucus "Welfare Reform" Bill Would Increase Poverty and Hardship Without Helping People Succeed in the Labor Market
https://www.cbpp.org/research/poverty-and-inequality/freedom-caucus-welfare-reform-bill-would-increase-poverty-and

House Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows, Freedom Caucus member Jim Jordan, and Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have introduced legislation that would strip many poor families of access to basic food assistance, income assistance, and help paying rent.[1]  Their bill, labeled the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act, would impose unrealistic, expensive, unfunded requirements on states, compelling them to impose — in their SNAP (formerly called food stamps) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs — rigid work p

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