Joe L. Kennedy on Welfare & Poverty
The American welfare system has failed. We all know it, but no one wants to do anything about it. Both parties' proposals which include reform, grants & job training merely tweak the current system. Simply stated we must replace the existing program today with a program that works--one based on individual and social responsibility, opportunity and labor.
Individuals who have relied on the system for years must learn to support themselves and their families through the job market. In addition, they may rely on churches, their extended family, community organizations or private charities for assistance & support.
Next we should provide incentive for people to give to such charities by giving dollar-for-dollar tax credits for contributions [instead of] 33 cents on the dollar for charitable contributions, as we do today
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Newly elected in 2008 & seated in 2009:
Newly appointed in 2009;
special election in 2010:
Announced retirement as of 2010:
Up for 6-year term in 2010:
(13 Democrats; 15 Republicans)
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