Bobby Jindal on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Don't get me wrong. I firmly believe each and every one of God's children has an obligation to care for those who can't care for themselves, and the government can and should lend a hand. In Congress, I cast a few votes along those lines that irritated my fellow conservatives.
Don't get me wrong. I believe in some safety nets. But safety nets can, and often do, create "moral hazards" when they encourage irresponsible behavior. It took the federal government decades to figure out that if welfare subsidizes out-of-wedlock births, you get more out-of-wedlock births! And government programs that promise us "safety" are always oversold and cost more than estimated.
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