Welfare: The Spreading Dole

In Washington, they call it the "welfare syndrome." Largely because of the work of groups like the National Welfare Rights Organization, which now has chapters in all 50 states, the poor no longer feel that any stigma is attached to applying for welfare. Tens of thousands of persons who were once too timid or too ashamed to go on the dole are now rapping on the doors of their local welfare offices and demanding the payments they consider to be their right. Coupled with liberalized requirements and high unemployment, this has resulted, according...

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