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Will California sidestep federal 'work first' welfare rules?

Original post made on May 4, 2022

The state is trying to make its cash assistance program more flexible for low-income parents. Advocates say a federal rule is hindering those efforts.

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Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 4, 2022 at 10:33 am

José Jiménez is a registered user.

Having children is not a right - it is a privilege. I waited until I could afford to have children to become a parent (with my wife). Where is the sense of taking responsibility for your own actions? If you made bad choices when you're young don't expect that others should be responsible for the consequences of your choices. (If you're old enough to decide if you want to permanently change your sex at eight years old you surely are old enough to understand the consequences of having unprotected sex !) Where is the father of the children in the above story? Am I sympathetic....yes ! But I should determine my level of sympathetic response - government shouldn't be in the business of redistributing money so people who don't pay taxes (or minimal taxes) can feel good ! Recipients on this program should be happy there is a financial bridge in our society to try to get them to stand on their own two feet. Is it easy ? No ! And it hasn't been easy for me either! Walk a mile in my shoes.....

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