The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in the Civil Society by Michael D. Tanner

By Michael D. Tanner

This e-book means that we should always be operating towards the whole removing of presidency welfare courses subsitituting a renewed and invigorated software of personal charity and financial chance.

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However, beginning with the Progressive Era, those traditional sources of charity began to be pushed aside in favor of first state then federal government programs. The Great Depression gave new emphasis to the federalization of welfare and established the basic structure for the programs we have today. The final pieces of the welfare state were put in place by President Johnson’s War on Poverty. Despite their anti-welfare rhetoric, neither President Reagan nor President George Herbert Walker Bush significantly slowed the growth of the welfare state.

S. Bureau of the Census, 1960 Census of the Population, PC (2)-4B, ‘‘Persons by Family Characteristics,’’ Tables 1, 19. 2 BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED WOMEN (1960–2001) Births to Unmarried Women 1,400,000 1,200,000 100 90 Births to Unmarried Women 80 Births to Unmarried Women as % of All Births 70 60 1,000,000 50 800,000 40 30 600,000 20 400,000 10 19 60 19 62 19 64 19 66 19 68 19 70 19 72 19 74 19 76 19 78 19 80 19 82 19 84 19 86 19 88 19 90 19 92 19 94 19 96 19 98 20 00 200,000 0 Births to Unmarried Women as Percentage of All Births 1,600,000 Year SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control, ‘‘Births: Final Data for 2001,’’ National Vital Statistics Reports 51, no.

10; CDC, ‘‘Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States, 1940–99,’’ National Vital Statistics Reports 48, no. 16 (October 2002): Table 1, p. 4 Trillion War on Poverty (Washington: Heritage Foundation, 1995), Table 1, pp. 92–93; and Robert Rector, ‘‘The Size and Scope of Means-Tested Welfare Spending,’’ Testimony before the House Committee on the Budget, August 1, 2001, Chart 3. in out-of-wedlock births. But by removing the economic consequences of out-of-wedlock births, welfare has removed a major incentive to avoid them.

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