WORKING OUT WELFARE

CLINTON IS GETTING CORNERED ON A REFORM BILL. BUT WOULD PROPOSED CHANGES REALLY UNDO THE SYSTEM?

For the third time since President Clinton took office, the House of Representatives last week passed a bill that aims to make good on his 1992 promise to "end welfare as we know it." And this time, with the Senate poised to pass a similar bill, it will be hard for Clinton to veto the measure as he has done twice before. The President faces a problem largely of his own making: last Tuesday, in a broadcast address to Governors, he announced that he was prepared unilaterally to impose a two-year limit on welfare recipients. The promise sounded a lot tougher...

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