Talking Points

March 8, 2007

Follow up to AP report on Military Families Suffering

Filed under: Talking Points memo — talkingpoints @ 3:43 am

AP tries again with welfare reform – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo.

AP determined that small towns in America have been hardest hit.  Some suffering half of all casualties.  These twons of course are isolated, poverty-striken mud holes where unsuspecting youth escape their msery by signing up for duty, only to have Bush send them off to die in Iraq.

John Kerry, (who served in Vitenam) – that great visionary said, “If they were smarter or had better options they would not be stuck in Iraq.”

Well, AP is once again at it with another analysis.  A report that a decade after welfare reform became law, the welfare state is bigger than ever.  According to AP, nearly 1 in 6 people rely on some form of public assistance – a larger share than at any time since the government started measuring two decades ago.

Actually the number of people getting cash handouts has plummeted since welfare reform.  But government programs such as Medicaid, Food stamps, disability benefits, they all but exploded terribly.

AP says that this proves the evil welfare reform bill, which heartless Republicans forced President Clinton to sing, really didn’t work.

Someone should tell that to Bill, he’s running all over the country saying his bill worked.

Anyway, the real analysis:  More people are off welfare and working.  Welfare reform is a huge success.  AP wants to argue next that we should reform government entitlements such as Medicaid, Food stamps and disability benefits.

I say, Bring It On!

Conservatism works every time its tried.

And that’s the memo


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