Recent Posts

The FAIR Take for July 13

          FAIR's Dan Stein, Dale Wilcox and RJ Hauman Discuss Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Video ft. FAIR President Dan Stein, RJ ...

Read More


 STEVEN AHLE / SteadfastAndLoyal An illegal alien who overstayed his visa and was released twice by authorities in the sanctuary county ...

Read More

What Would Really Happen if We Abolished ICE

                    ~ American Liberty Report Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The group is commonly called ICE, and it is the center of some ...

Read More

Left Freaks Out at Obama-Era Plan to Fix Immigration Fraud: ‘Sadism, Racism, Brutality’

    APNeil Munro/Breitbart News Network Pro-amnesty activists are claiming sadism, racism, and brutality as President Donald Trump’s immigration agency implements an anti-fraud plan drafted ...

Read More

Zogby: Trump Is 'Mogul of the People'

(Getty Images) By Brian Freeman    |   Newsmax President Donald Trump is viewed as one "who is fighting the Washington D.C. establishment" by 54 percent of ...

Read More

Gohmert Asks Strzok, How Many Times Did You Look Into Your Wife's Eyes & Lie About Lisa Page? - Democrats Lose Their Minds

"I've talked to FBI agents around the country," said Gohmert.  "You've embarrassed them, you've embarrassed yourself.  I can't help but ...

Read More


Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor/dailycaller Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe claimed on Monday that FBI lawyer Lisa Page contradicted ...

Read More

Finally! Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to be Impeached

                  ~ American Liberty Report After exhausting House procedures to compel Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to produce documents pertaining to the Mueller ...

Read More

Former CIA Agent Kevin Shipp: ‘Indictments Are Coming…Trump Cannot Be Bribed’

Shipp says that what Hillary Clinton did with her charity and Uranium One while she was Secretary of State was a crime for ...

Read More

Obama, Clinton & DNC Behind Election Meddling - Not Russians

The same Socialists who tried their best to keep Trump from getting elected and continue to try to get him ...

Read More

Latest News


National welfare reform expert: families are better off when they work (with audio, photos, video)



National welfare reform expert: families are better off when they work


HARRISBURG – Dr. Ron Haskins, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, briefed several state senators about his research regarding the success of work requirements in lifting people out of poverty at a Senate briefing on Tuesday.

The briefing was hosted by the Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) as part of a series to feature national experts on federal and state welfare policies.

“The goal is to help those who genuinely need it, lift those out of poverty who are able and provide safeguards for taxpayer dollars,” Argall said. “We cannot push state policy in a vacuum – we need to see what has worked and the data to prove it. Both today’s briefing and last week’s briefing have been instrumental in that regard.”

Haskins, who served on staff for 14 years on the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, discussed major efforts under the Clinton Administration to overhaul the federal welfare programs. When discussing how states move forward with welfare reform, Haskins suggested looking at Nebraska for building a skilled labor force.

“I would carefully quiz the [administration] over what they are doing,” Haskins suggested, referring to workforce development efforts for low income individuals. “These individuals need skills that are marketable in the local economy by working with community colleges.”

At the conclusion of the briefing, Argall pledged to work with the members who expressed an interest in welfare reform at the state level to come up with commonsense solutions demanded by taxpayers that have the ability to pull people out of poverty and back to work.

“We have a labor shortage, yet our social assistance programs continue to expand,” Argall said. “The best anti-poverty program is a job that pays the bills. We need to make that link and break the cycle of poverty in communities all across the state.”

You can watch the briefing in its entirety here.

You can listen to Chairman Argall question Dr. Haskins over why the work requirement debate continues to dominate state houses across the country here.

Dr. Haskins’ testimony and presentation can be found here.

6.12.18 MPC 1

PHOTO CAPTION: Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) chairs a Senate Majority Policy Committee briefing with a nationally renowned expert on welfare reform at the state Capitol on Tuesday.


6.12.18 MPC 2

PHOTO CAPTION: Dr. Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution updates members of the Senate Majority Policy Committee on ways to move welfare recipients into family-sustaining jobs at a public briefing at the state Capitol on Tuesday.


6.12.18 MPC 3

PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), third from right, listen to Dr. Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution testify about welfare reform policies that have been effective at the national and state government levels.





Comments are closed.


Please take our reader satisfaction poll. Please select one from each part.

View Results