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Did any of important people listed above recant their stand against reform once they determined facts? Again Charen writes, “Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton grudgingly acknowledged that ‘we have a lot to celebrate,’ but added, ‘I don’t think that’s end of discussion.’ Even as late as 2001, when dramatic effects of welfare reform were quite undeniable, Barbara Ehrenreich would say only that there ‘were some success stories…But overall, it’s a sad story.’ Jason de Parle, New York Times reporter who had covered welfare debate for five years, admits that he was surprised by outcome, though, unlike most liberals who averted their eyes from good news, he did not…” You can read book.
Now why would I write a paper like this? Why would I, a minister of Gospel of Jesus Christ, write (with an obvious bias) against a government entitlement program—welfare—when it provides money to poor? May I go on record? I denounce any government program that enslaves people. Many disabled and impoverished people need help. Welfare was designed to help them. It does; however, welfare has been abused to perpetuate dependency, break up family unit it was suppose to preserve, and has taxed heavily working poor. This, to me, is criminal. Why? Because Bible clearly states that people who are capable of working, should work to support their own.
I’ll leave you with a few scriptures to look over: I Timothy 5: 8 “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (NASB).
I Thessalonians 4: 11-12 , “and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, (12) so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need” (NASB).
Keep faith. Stay course. And until Jesus comes for us, keep your day job and support your own. This is honorable, and God wills it so.
Pastor T. dash.
Pastors a church in Oklahoma.