I know around the time Pres. Clinton was in office, people were saying about welfare “mend it, don’t end it”. Yet for most politicians even now, “reforming” welfare means just that–ending it all for good.
One question I must’ve had for some time now, why can’t they just let people work (one of the biggest arguments for welfare reform) and then supplement their income with government checks?
I know they have this with social security. It’s called “SSI”. So why isn’t there a welfare SSI equivalent of this? Many people are willing to work, but “underemployed”. A supplement to their income is just what they need.