. Whether you collect it, or you pay for it (and for EVERY
working American does one of the two), most citizens of our country are familiar
with it. Yet as every second of the day passes, more and more of my money and
yours is being allotted to this growing epidemic called . The Personal
Responsibility Act, signed by the President, was a monumental change in welfare
as we know, or used to know it. The welfare system is still in need or more
strict and stringent policy reform, yet the Personal Responsibility Act was a
prodigious step in the right direction.
In the past few years, the federal governments and state governments
have tried to change and improve the welfare system. The ...

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pulled together a strong and controversial bill on welfare reform. The
Personal Responsibility Act is an attempt to overhaul the welfare system by
putting limits on eligibility and reducing dependency on government. This bill
addresses the increasing problem of illegitimacy, requires welfare recipients to
work, and caps welfare spending. Current programs will be consolidated, time
limits will be placed on benefits and savings are to go to deficit reduction.
The bill's main thrust is to give states greater control over the benefits
programs, work programs, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
payments and requirements.
Under the bill, the structure for AFDC payments will drastically change.
Mothers under the age of 18 may no longer receive AFDC payments for children
born out of wedlock and mothers who are ages 18, 19, and 20 can be prohibited by
the states from receiving AFDC payments and housing benefits. Mothers must also
establish paternity to as a condition ...

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who participates in them and can choose to
opt out of the current AFDC program by converting their share of AFDC payments
into fixed annual block grants.
The bill is also designed to diminish the number to teenage pregnancies
and illegitimate births. It prohibits AFDC payments and housing benefits to
mothers under age 18 who give birth to out-of-wedlock children. The state has
the option of extending this prohibition to mothers ages 18, 19, and 20. The
savings generated from this provision to deny AFDC to minor mothers is returned
to the states in the form of block grants to provide services to help these
young mothers who illegitimate children. The state will use the funds ...

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