Social Security is a government program with a constituency made up of the old, the near old and those who hope or fear to grow old. After 215 years of trying, we have finally discovered a special interest that includes 100 percent of the population. Now we can vote ourselves rich.
Mothers born on relief have their babies on relief. Nothingness, truly, seems to be the condition of these New York people. They are nomads going from one rooming house to another, looking for a toilet that functions.
We have all along been espousing the cause of the minorities and are truly concerned about their welfare unlike the Congress which uses the community as a vote bank and then forgets about it after the elections.
Protectionism in all its guises, both domestic and international, does not contribute to the welfare of American workers, ... At best, it is a short-term fix at a cost of lower standards of living for the nation as a whole.
I think it is an outrage that they would say these are welfare victims, welfare recipients; they're not! ... They're workers and the Democratic party and the president want this tax cut to go to working families and that's what we're fighting for.
The report provides overwhelming evidence that the Byrd amendment has turned into a giant corporate and welfare program where a few large companies are reaping millions of dollars in subsidies based on overstated and unaudited qualifying expenditures,
These are the cases in which intense public scrutiny is focused on child welfare agencies. If those agencies can't even do well by these children, imagine what happens to the hundreds of thousands of children, almost all of them anonymous, taken each year and thrown into foster care.
President Clinton and myself share a common view that is based on human welfare, human development and human well-being in both our countries, our continents and throughout the world, ... very friendly and fruitful.
Only after -- concurrent with the welfare reforms that went into effect in 1996 did the welfare rolls drop as much as they did. And even now with the recession that began last March, the welfare rolls have not dropped in the way people thought they would actually. The number of people on welfare has not increased.
Where eight years ago the want ads were empty and the welfare lines were long, we now have 22 million new jobs in our nation, ... Where eight years ago stagnation was crippling our economy, we now stand strong.