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This Week in Poverty: TANF, VAWA and Playing Politics with the Lives of Low-Income People | The Nation

30 Jul

In short, let states explore new ways to get better results from their efforts to employ low-income people in good jobs.

Sound familiar? Giving states more flexibility to run their Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) programs? The notion that local folks might have some of the best ideas on how to help people in their jurisdictions?

It’s straight out of the Republican playbook. Only this time around the proposal is from a Democratic Administration, so suddenly it’s not kosher.

via This Week in Poverty: TANF, VAWA and Playing Politics with the Lives of Low-Income People | The Nation.