We all know about the abolition of the 60-year-old Aid to Families With Dependent Children
program (the one popularly known as "welfare") by President Clinton near the end of his first term.
The Welfare Act of 1996 was passed by Congress to replace the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children
program, a federal entitlement with block grants to be distributed by the states.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 was supposed to "end welfare as we know it," replacing the New Deal-style program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children
with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
In fact, many states around the country have begun to build partnerships between the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program (which replaces the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children
, or AFDC, program) and VR.
When Congress voted in July 1997 to abolish Aid to Families with Dependent Children
(AFDC), it ended the entitlement status of federal welfare programs.
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
(AFDC), the Nation's largest program of cash assistance to needy families, was established under the Social Security Act of 1935 as Aid to Dependent Children (ADC).
On the federal level, National Right to Life vigorously and successfully opposed an attempt in 1996 to mandate that states deny Aid to Families With Dependent Children
(AFDC) benefits for children born to mothers already receiving AFDC benefits for another child.
spends nearly $40 billion each year just to house and feed its incarcerated citizens -- more than three times what the federal government spent on its much maligned welfare program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children
. Depending on the security level, a person behind bars in the U.S.
President Clinton recently signed welfare reform legislation that vastly restricts Aid to Families with Dependent Children
(AFDC) as well as food stamp programs for poor families.
Last year's welfare reform set ambitious targets for finding work for the four million adults in the United States who were receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children
(AFDC) in December.
The first assault on welfare is accomplished by maintaining middle-class American misconceptions about the phenomenal growth and debilitating cost of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children
One such result announced by Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson in January of this year was the substantial expansion of daycare subsidies since former recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children
could not afford the nearly 46 percent of their income some were required to pay on daycare fees.