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Morning Video: Whatever Happened To Antipoverty Programs?

During his talk with Bill Moyers from Friday, Peter Edelman criticizes pre-Clinton welfare, explains how welfare has been stripped down to little more than Food Stamps in many states, and defends Obama's record funding antipoverty program:

Video above, transcript here. Previous posts: Will Reformers Ever Broaden Their Agenda?Pay No Attention To The Nation's Child Poverty Rate Poverty Is Back!,  Bruno: Both Sides Mis-Calculate On "Out-Of School" FactorsLet's Not Talk About 43M Poor People.


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Well, that’s really the problem: funding. Antipoverty is so unregulated that in many states, mine included, welfare means “have some food stamps, have a weekly check, that’s it, best of luck.” It’s not designed to get a person out of debt, but rather to shut them up.

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