"If the goal was to get rid of poverty, we failed": the legacy of the 1996 welfare reform

6/20/2016 - Professor of Economics Marianne P. Bitler at Vox.

Presidents are usually effusive, grandiose, and triumphant when they sign major legislation that will form a huge part of their legacy. In 1996, Bill Clinton's announcement that he'd sign a bill ending "welfare as we know it" was not that.

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