Clinton quote on welfar reform

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  1. t80tank
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    Would anyone happen to have a linke to a quote of Presient Clinton saying he would repeal welfare reform if the a democrat congress was elected? I need it because my brother, the Demobot believes welfare reform was Clinton's idea.
     
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    Quote? Your brother appears to be right.

    http://www.urban.org/publications/306620.html

    "As a governor, President Clinton was a strong proponent of the Family Support Act, but he campaigned for the presidency on a pledge to "end welfare as we know it." Legislation embodying the details of his plan was introduced in 1994 as the Work and Responsibility Act. It built on the Family Support Act philosophy by investing still more in education and training but set a two-year time limit, after which welfare recipients would either have to work or lose their benefits."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welfare_reform

    "The AFDC system was under constant attack in the 1980s; these continued in the 1990s, with Presidential candidate Bill Clinton vowing to "end welfare as we know it." Clinton, once elected, worked with a Democratic congress and met with considerable success in moving people from welfare to work through state waiver programs. These programs allowed states to experiment with various welfare reform measures. The system became a common target of Newt Gingrich and other Republican leaders, though changes had already been set in motion by Clinton and the Democrats. Toughening the criteria for receiving welfare was the third point (out of ten) in the Republicans' Contract with America."
     
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    Your brother is right and you are a moron. :eusa_naughty:
     

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