August 11, 2012 3:14 AM

Commentary: Congress must toughen up work rules for welfare

Welfare reform, signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1996, was fiercely opposed by many on the left. The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan called it the most “brutal” law since Reconstruction. Several officials in the Clinton administration resigned in protest. The Children’s Defense Fund called it an “outrage.” The New York Times said it wasn’t reform. It was “punishment.”

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