Some members of the Republican Party are pushing for welfare cuts to be included as a part of entitlement reform on any potential fiscal cliff deal. Is this fair? Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member of the Budget Committee, weighs in.
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Heard that Georgia has a pretty good welfare-to-work program... But I'd be weary of thinking of families on food stamps as "poor returns on investment." Sounds like something out of Dickens about "letting them die & decrease the surplus population."
But all in all, seems like a lot more civility in the Senate than the House. Were it up to Sen's Corker & Conrad this would all be settled by now. It seems like the ideologues banging their drums in the House (on both sides) that are causing the holdup. I heard a Rep from Jersey explain why it was better for the people of Jersey to live in the rubble of Sandy than raise taxes. Wow.