Welfare Reform turns 10

This week marks the 10th Anniversary of the enactment of welfare reform policy that abolished the old failed AFDC nanny-state handouts in favor of a conservative approach in which welfare recipients were introdiced to “workfare” and thereby the dignity that comes with being a productive member of society.

The results were spectacular. Millions were moved off the welfare roles and lives were changed.

Today, my Heritage Foundation colleagues Robert Rector — a key architect of the 1996 reforms — and Christine Kim write a blog post commemorating this success story on the front page of Red State. Be sure to head over their and check it out.

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