Well Carol, a while ago you provided the best evidence of why states aren't really that good at providing needed services. Remember Kerr-Mills? Where only a fraction of those entitled to benefits actually got them?The federal government has gotten too big to oversee abuses in the welfare programs or even manage veterans' benefits.
The SNAP program was designed to feed hungry children and the truly needy.
But all welfare programs were meant to be temporary - not a permanent lifestyle.
So money is being taken out of the paychecks of the lower middle class who are struggling to feed their own children without food stamps.
Only because the federal government has become so huge, it can't even see its toes.
Why is putting the federal government back in its place and giving the power back to the states such a bad idea to most liberals?
Oh by the way Carol, the Clinton welfare reform did in fact turn over control to the states. Your assertion that welfare is a permanent lifestyle is a damned lie promulgated by the right. 80.4% of TANF receive benefits for 5 years or less. The majority of those receiving SNAP benefits are families with children, the elderly and disabled and a large percentage are those working in low wage jobs. When you see those smiley faced price cut signs at your local Wal-Mart don't forget that what's not on there is what we pay in SNAP benefits and Medicaid because those employees make such low wages.
Your Christianity is like this morning's dew, it disappears when the light of truth dries it up.