American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. Aid to Families with Dependent Children
- US Aid to Families with Dependent Children
“After decades of doling out trillions in AFDC and other entitlements to a permanent underclass, in the name of avoiding "social unrest," how could spending a few more billion hurt, in the name of "preserving neighborhoods"?”
“Administration officials are still divided over just how many long-term AFDC recipients should be exempted from the two-years-and-out requirement.”
“Clinton and his advisers are now engaged in an excruciating internal debate over just how to treat these long-term AFDC recipients.”
“It may be called someting else, but as an attorney who works primarily for DSS, I can assure you that welfare is alive and well, even if it called AFDC or Medicaid (MAF, MAO, MIC).”
“Like what used to be called AFDC and is now called TANF in North”
“And what government subsidy do we all incur because their underpaid workers remain eligible for assistance such as AFDC, medicaid, etc.?”
“The Gingrich plan would extend the overwhelming proven success of the 1996 AFDC block-grant reforms to all remaining federal, means-tested programs, 185 such programs by my count, sending welfare entirely back to the states.”
“But under the 1996 AFDC reforms, the cost to federal taxpayers was cut in half, while the poor benefited with higher incomes through work.”
“Basically no one is proposing that we bring back AFDC.”
“Now in the recession TANF enrollment has barely increased at all and are one third of pre reform AFDC enrollment.”
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