What are they saying now?

Written by Terry Dashner

What are they saying now?

Terry Dashner……………………Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

Think back torepparttar mid 1990s. Do you rememberrepparttar 105441 harangue against welfare reform? Many people in powerful positions spoke against it. In fact, many went on record saying that it would create more problems then it would solve. Did it? Here arerepparttar 105442 facts.

In her wonderful and well documented book entitled, Do-Gooders How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim To Help (And The Rest Of Us) (Sentinel 2004), Mona Charen recordsrepparttar 105443 following.

“When it became clear that President Clinton was ‘going wobbly’ on welfare reform, liberals sent in reinforcements to buck him up. The National Organization for Women (NOW) organized a vigil outsiderepparttar 105444 White House to urgerepparttar 105445 president to vetorepparttar 105446 legislation. ‘Millions more will swellrepparttar 105447 ranks ofrepparttar 105448 poor and hungry as a result of this bill,’ predicted NOW president Patricia Ireland.

“’With 4 to 10 million children scheduled to be cut fromrepparttar 105449 nation’s welfare rolls inrepparttar 105450 next seven years through caps on AFDC and Supplemental Security Income, two major assistance programs, [Los Angeles County child welfare official Peter] Digre predicts that Los Angeles will see more than 17,000 new cases of child abuse due to poverty and family stress,’ reposted Time magazine.”

Other people “inrepparttar 105451 know” carped as well. I’ll spare yourepparttar 105452 agony by mentioning onlyrepparttar 105453 names of those who spoke against this sacred cow. Here’srepparttar 105454 list: Tom Brokaw, Sam Donaldson, Dan Rather, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Representative Charles Rangel, Robert Greenstein, Senator John Kerry, and Senator Hillary Clinton. (There were many more, but I wanted to keep my comments to two pages.) So, what really happened?

Charen writes, “Welfare reform did of course become law in 1996. Since that time, every wild predictionrepparttar 105455 liberals made has been proved false. Poverty did not increase by millions; instead, it has fallen precipitously. Women and children are not sleeping under bridges; instead, millions of women have found jobs that give them a sense of pride and help them reachrepparttar 105456 first step onrepparttar 105457 economic ladder. Since 1996, welfare rolls have been reduced by 60 percent. The poverty rate has declined from 13.8 percent in 1995 to 11.7 percent in 2003. Some 3.5 million fewer Americans are poor today than in 1995, including 2.3 million children. Poverty among African American children has reached its lowest point in history. Hunger among children has been reduced by half.” I could go on and on and on. But, I won’t.

America We have a Problem

Written by Shirley deLong

April 8, 2005

AMERICA - WE HAVE A PROBLEM - Anyone paying attention? Taxpayers are getting deeper in debt due to “Tax and Spend”! Ever noticed allrepparttar school buses running all over county with ONLY three to eleven kids on each one? Yet school officials want to buy more high-dollar buses, hire more drivers, hire more teachers, andrepparttar 105438 list goes on. What’s wrong withrepparttar 105439 “old-fashioned” school ways when there were 28 to 30 kids in one class with one teacher and yet kids actually learned how to add, subtract and respect themselves andrepparttar 105440 authority figures over them. Would someone, with some common sense, let me know why we have to change what was working with our schools, back inrepparttar 105441 “Old-fashioned” days? Does everyone understand thatrepparttar 105442 kids, including myself, back then were brought up to have prayer in school regardless to religion. We are now Professionals and Business Owners trying to figure out whyrepparttar 105443 Politicians and Board Members

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