James Carville on Welfare & Poverty



$1.50 on job training better than $1 on a handout

The system I'd like to see is one that recognizes that spending a dollar and a half on getting someone into the workforce is far superior to spending a dollar on a handout. You see, if we actually cared about reforming welfare, we'd have to make work pay, and that adds up:
Source: We're Right, They're Wrong, by James Carville, p. 21-22 , Feb 20, 1996

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