Saturday, February 13, 2016

Here's Why Establishment Loves Hillary and Kasich

The voice of the establishment (The New York Times) has endorsed Hillary Clinton and John Kasich for their party's nominations. Is this the reason why?

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has promoted himself both as a friend of the working poor and as a foe of Hillary Clinton, but as House Budget Committee chairman in the 1990s, he worked with the Clintons to roll back welfare programs, helping double extreme poverty in America.

In 1996, the Clinton administration and congressional Republicans worked hand in hand to pass what they called the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, colloquially known as “welfare reform.”

The legislation famously “ended welfare as we know it,” replacing Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The newly-created TANF placed a time limit on how long the federal government would extend financial assistance to poor families.

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When there are no jobs, We The People need help. Do we want a President who does little more for us than say, "get a job, or else"?

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