Three Women, Ten Kids, And A Nation’s Drive To End Welfare


Cutting between Washington and the streets of Milwaukee, DeParle follows the story from the White House to the local crack house. The pledge to “”end welfare”” issues on the fly in a fledgling campaign, thrilled voters with its force and propelled Clinton into the White House. But what did it mean? After Clinton dallied for two years, failing to provide an answer, Newt Gingrich and the Republican Congress provided one for him: ending welfare meant shipping it to the states with capped funding, strict time limits, and tough work rules. Supporters said the law would “”liberate”” the poor and bring them new dignity and meaning. Opponents warned of abandoned children, “”sleeping on grates””

Author: DeParle, Jason
Additional Author: Penguin Group
ISBN: V4781
Count: 1
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