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Some people think that welfare reform should have hurt Bill Clinton with black voters.
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.
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.
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.
Attractive labels are usually attached to the most dangerous programs, often in the name of public welfare and personal security.
Ezra Taft Benson
There are people who believe in expanding the welfare state across the spectrum of races and ethnicities and creeds.
I am angry about the mammoth, out-of-control social welfare entitlement programs from Washington, D.C., that were supposed to solve our problems. The obvious truth is these impractical, politically motivated programs have irreparably damaged the fabric of our black society and community.
The simplest and clearest motivation for taking animal welfare seriously is the recognition that pain is in and of itself a bad thing, and that to inflict significant amounts of it unnecessarily is wrong.
Animal welfare issues have always been important to me.
Mexico urgently needs a series of structural reforms that will detonate its true economic potential for once and generate more public welfare.
Enrique Pena Nieto
Government cannot do it all. As we work hard to break welfare dependency and get young people ready for the labour market, we need businesses to give them a chance and not just fall back on labour from abroad.
Iain Duncan Smith
The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
Contrary to what President Obama said in his inaugural address, going on Medicare and food stamps does not strengthen us. Just ask people who are fourth-generation welfare recipients.
The worst thing we could do is impose time limits and then expect people to sink or swim once they move off welfare.
William Julius Wilson
Over 5,000 years, states have made surprisingly consistent claims about their duties. They have promised to protect people from threats; promote their welfare; deliver justice and also, perhaps less obviously, uphold truth - originally truths about the cosmos, and more recently truths drawn from reason and knowledge.
My father died when I was nine and a half. We were on relief for two years. They call it welfare now, but it was relief then... I never forgot the generosity of New York.
Sooner or later we've got to tie the saving of the natural world to our own public welfare.
Most of black America is in housing projects, without jobs, living on welfare. And this is not the case in 'The Cosby Show,' because all the values in that household are strictly what I would call white American values.
And some of what we're doing in Government even now, some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties.
Speaking as a black person, welfare is the worst thing that's ever happened to us.
Cooperation and collaboration among nations and countries can help in the process of development of promoting welfare as well as bringing peace and stability.
My mom was on welfare and the occasional food stamp, but I have never participated in any of those governmental programs, even the ones that kind of work like education, scholarships and whatever, and I managed to do just fine.
The majority of Aboriginals do not want handouts because they realise that welfare is killing them.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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