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Md. allays welfare deadline concerns {5-year limit welfare is up January deadline}
sunspot.net ^ | December 31, 2001 | By Kate Shatzkin

Posted on 12/31/2001 12:45:14 PM PST by expose

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:49:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

As a much-anticipated limit on welfare begins to take effect for hundreds of Maryland families tomorrow, officials are promising that the state's longtime recipients won't lose their monthly checks -- if they're cooperating with their caseworkers. Officials of the state Department of Human Resources have assured advocates for the poor that the five-year lifetime limit on receiving aid -- a hallmark of the 1996 federal welfare-reform law -- won't be a reason for cutting off benefits to any Marylander. They say they have reduced the rolls enough that a "hardship" exemption in the law will cover clients who can't find a job or whose jobs don't pay enough.


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They will put them all on SSI
1 posted on 12/31/2001 12:45:14 PM PST by expose
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To: expose
This always reminds me of that lady on welfare that I saw on T.V..

She said:

"I work hard for my welfare check"??

It is a way of life for many,not all, but many.

2 posted on 12/31/2001 12:52:04 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: expose
So five years of welfare is not enough?
3 posted on 12/31/2001 12:53:09 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: expose
"These are people who have been on for 55 months. How did they suddenly find a job?"

Maybe they knew that the gravy train was pulling in to the station so they answered the help wanted signs that have been in every store in the nation for the last three years.

4 posted on 12/31/2001 12:53:43 PM PST by Rodney King
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To: KC_Conspirator
No politician will ever have the ba**s to cut them loose.
5 posted on 12/31/2001 12:55:42 PM PST by verity
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To: verity
The fedgov already changed the rules that were instituted governing the cut-off of welfare recipients. It was signed by GW and is now law.
6 posted on 12/31/2001 1:07:08 PM PST by jeremiah
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Robin Taylor is 36 yrs. old, has 7 children, and is 4 months pregnant with an 8th child? Pray tell, where is the father?
7 posted on 12/31/2001 1:14:12 PM PST by Carolinamom
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To: Carolinamom
Make that fathers.
8 posted on 12/31/2001 1:15:30 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Carolinamom
Pray tell, where is the father

There is probably more than one father, probably 3 or 4, if not 8.

9 posted on 12/31/2001 1:18:40 PM PST by welfareworker
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To: expose
My cousin worked for the MD Department of Social Services. In her words, the "rules and guidelines that are written for welfare recipients only encourage them to be even more irresponsible."
10 posted on 12/31/2001 1:45:10 PM PST by pray4liberty
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To: verity
No politician will ever have the ba**s to cut them loose.

Well, not in the welfare-case states.
Hopefully, sane places like Texas, Oklahoma, etc. will hold the line and
tell anyone who's benefits are done to apply for travel vouchers to either Maryland
or to California.
As much as those states love having a welfare bureacracy and welfare recipients,
they should greet an influx of out-of-state cases with great glee.
(Understand, I have compassion for those suffering mental or medical problems...
but an able-bodied person should at least be trying to get to self-sufficiency.)
11 posted on 12/31/2001 2:03:27 PM PST by VOA
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To: Carolinamom
Where the father is, only God knows. I liked Newts idea of orphanages. If a person cannot take care of children financially, they should give them up for adoption.
12 posted on 12/31/2001 2:09:45 PM PST by jeremiah
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To: Carolinamom
"Robin Taylor is 36 yrs. old, has 7 children, and is 4 months pregnant with an 8th child."

And on the other hand the "smart" women are working on their careers and have far fewer than 8 children -or none at all.

13 posted on 12/31/2001 2:30:21 PM PST by Justa
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To: jeremiah
what law
14 posted on 12/31/2001 2:45:54 PM PST by expose
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To: Carolinamom
its the U.S tax payers
15 posted on 12/31/2001 2:46:57 PM PST by expose
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To: jeremiah
Officials of the state Department of Human Resources have assured advocates for the poor that the five-year lifetime limit on receiving aid -- a hallmark of the 1996 federal welfare-reform law -- won't be a reason for cutting off benefits to any Marylander.

In other words, we will ignore the law as we see fit. If the money for these folks were coming from Maryland taxpayer pockets only I would be happy. But these are still federal funds they are spending. And these people are breeding like rodents.

16 posted on 12/31/2001 2:49:56 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: expose
It sounds more like the Social workers themselves are advocating welfare to save their own jobs, aye?
18 posted on 12/31/2001 3:23:57 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: Carolinamom
Robin Taylor is 36 yrs. old, has 7 children, and is 4 months pregnant with an 8th child? Pray tell, where is the father?

There also were problems with her now-incarcerated husband, including domestic violence.

He's a guest of the taxpayer, too.

19 posted on 12/31/2001 3:46:19 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: jeremiah
Like so many government programs, welfare results in the opposite of what welfare was intended to result in.

Instead of alleviating poverty, it has encouraged it.

20 posted on 12/31/2001 3:51:38 PM PST by Principled
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