Welfare Reform: We Go After the Real Source of This Problem

Last Friday, President Clinton spoke about welfare reform with correspondents Ann Blackman and James Carney:

TIME: The plan you're about to announce cuts off cash benefits after two years but has no firm limit on the amount of time recipients can remain in subsidized jobs. Is this in fact "ending" welfare?

Clinton: I think it is. Most Americans believe that working, even if it's in a subsidized job, is preferable to just drawing welfare and not working. I made that clear all along, that if we're going to end welfare after a two-year period, people had to be able to work. And if there was not work in the private sector, then we'd have to create...

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