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"Some of These Programs are Very Transactional...But They're Not Transformational"

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Washington, October 30, 2015 | Ryan Murphy, William Allison (202-226-6100) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the House Budget Committee's Wednesday hearing, Restoring the Trust for America's Most Vulnerable, Robert Doar, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, made the case that while today's safety net programs often succeed in providing poor Americans with a material benefit, they do very little in helping encourage people to take the next step toward achieving a real transformation that will lead to a brighter, more secure future:

“I think we learned from welfare reform that you need both support, but also some case management, some pushing. And some of these programs are very transactional - they are very good at figuring out how to get you the assistance - but they're not transformational. They don't help people move up and into more work."

 
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