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Booting Up Welfare Reform 2.0 (Guest: U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, R-NE)

June 11, 2018

U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) joins the show to talk about his new bill under consideration in Congress, H.R. 5861, the “JOBS for Success Act.”

The economy is growing and more and more jobs are being created, but there is still more that can be done to get the government out of the way of people’s success. One obstacle blocking people’s road to prosperity is the federal welfare system’s maze of perverse incentives and wasteful spending that punishes hard work and success.

U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) joins the Heartland Daily Podcast joins the show to talk about his new bill under consideration in Congress, H.R. 5861, the “JOBS for Success Act.”

Smith says job creators need more workers, and people are being left behind in poverty by the current Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

The bill, he says, would measure work outcomes to hold states accountable and ensure the program is working, and would limit the use of taxpayer funds to those who truly need it the most, by requiring recipients’ monthly income to be below 200 percent of the poverty level.

Smith says his bill is the next step in fixing the broken federal entitlement system and helping people improve their lives and getting them back to work.
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Jesse Hathaway is the managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute.
jhathaway@heartland.org @JesseinOH