The Heritage Foundation has a new report arguing against a substantial increase in welfare spending.
The report is linked here.
Be sure to read the reference notes at the end as well. Click the link at the end of the report to reveal the references.
Discuss: What is "welfare"? What programs does it include and what are not considered welfare even though they are social spending (such as social security or Medicare)? Why make these distinctions?
Why didn't the welfare reforms of the Clinton presidency "end welfare"?
How significant is the growth in this category of spending? How much of the budget is devoted to these programs?
What is the state role in welfare spending and how do states differ in their payments for welfare programs?
What are the policy goals Heritage seeks to promote through guts to welfare spending?