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Maine is Leading the Nation in Welfare Reform

Logan Pike, When the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also called food stamps, was first implemented nationally in the 1970s, just one in 50 Americans participated. Today, according to the Congressional Budget Office, one in seven Americans receives SNAP benefits, at a total cost of more than $6 billion per month. Maine is one of

Promoting Employment for Welfare Recipients Is True Compassion

Congressman Charles Boustany,   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great civil libertarian of a generation whose courageous stand changed the course of our country, once said: “Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation.” America is a compassionate nation. We have spent our history liberating, not conquering; providing aid to Africa and Southeast Asia;

HHS Report: What Jobs? Percentage of Americans on Welfare Hits Recorded High

The percentage of Americans on welfare in 2011 was the highest yet calculated  According to the 2014 version of a report that the Department of Health and Human Services is required by law to issue annually, the percentage of Americans on welfare in 2011 was the highest yet calculated. The data for 2011 is the most recent