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Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used.
Ma was legally blind due to a degenerative eye disease she'd had since birth. This meant she was entitled to welfare, and our lives revolved around the first day of every month when her payment was due.
Shortly after I turned 13, Child Welfare took me into care. I was sent to a residential centre where girls with behavioural problems were 'evaluated'. My time there comes back to me now only in flashes of smells, images and sounds.
The government doesn't really prosecute for polygamy anymore, but a lot of the arrests are of groups supporting themselves through welfare scams or for child abuse. So that was all I'd really heard about polygamists.
By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families.
Of course, bankers were always interested in making money. But when bankers had clients, they bore some responsibility for the clients' welfare.
I entreat masters to live a good life and faithfully to instruct their scholars, especially that they may love God and learn to give themselves to knowledge, in order to promote His honour, the welfare of the state, and their own salvation, but not for the sake of avarice or the praise of man.
I want to increase our spending on research and development by 25%. That's something the U.S. does very well. That dynamism alongside a welfare state in the European community - that's the synthesis I want to achieve.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
For our welfare reform efforts to be successful, we must empower local charitable organizations with the resources to address their local community needs.
The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements.
John Marshall Harlan
If conservationists will attempt to resume responsibility for their need to eat, they will be led back fairly directly to all their previous concerns for the welfare of nature.
We spend billions of pounds on welfare, yet millions are trapped on welfare. It's not worth their while going into work.
Fiscally, I'm very conservative. I don't believe in welfare states. I believe in giving people jobs.
After years of piecemeal reform the current welfare system is complex and unfair.
Iain Duncan Smith
Conservatives were sure that if you eliminated welfare for single moms, it would eliminate - or at lease greatly reduce - single motherhood. So in 1996 we had welfare reform. Did not change the trend in the least. Soon half of all babies will be born out of wedlock.
I don't believe in welfare.
My duties are wider than those of the Pope. The Pope is only concerned with the spiritual welfare of his flock.
Aga Khan IV
Some people think that welfare reform should have hurt Bill Clinton with black voters.
P. J. O'Rourke
The real purpose of welfare is to get rid of poor people entirely. Everybody knows welfare has bad effects; that's the point.
P. J. O'Rourke
Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women - or the welfare of anyone - depending on who controls it.
I believe welfare makes you lazy and unproductive.
In various European countries, it is increasingly common for young men to live with their parents into their 30s and even longer. Why not? In the welfare state, there is no shame in doing so.
Is it a coincidence that in 1998, Barack Obama talks about a majority coalition of welfare recipients and in 2012 we got a record number of Americans on food stamps while he's president? I don't think it's a coincidence.
The welfare state is collapsing all around us. There are people that realize that we can't go on this way, but I'm not sure how many people realize how close we are to the collapse of the U.S. financial system.
Attractive labels are usually attached to the most dangerous programs, often in the name of public welfare and personal security.
Ezra Taft Benson
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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