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    Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare - AOL.com

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona families can now get welfare for no more than one year in their lifetime - the shortest time limit in the nation.
    Policy analysts say most states impose a five-year lifetime limit, while 13 states limit the benefits to two years or less.
    Arizona's Republican-led legislature made the cuts to make good on the governor's pledge to avoid tax increases.
    It means at least 1,600 Arizona families will lose their welfare starting in July.
    Welfare is federally funded, but Gov. Doug Ducey's office called the cuts necessary to protect taxpayers and elementary education as the state faces a $1 billion budget deficit.

    i dont have an issue with what they are trying to do, or why

    my questions

    a. how are they helping people get off welfare? are they providing training, child care, and a way for the people to actually make it?

    b. how much notice did they give the people?

    i also want to end welfare....i think it sets a bad precedence.....dont worry, we will be there to take care of you

    but i want a plan in place to make sure they at least have a chance at making it out....
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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare - AOL.com

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona families can now get welfare for no more than one year in their lifetime - the shortest time limit in the nation.
    Policy analysts say most states impose a five-year lifetime limit, while 13 states limit the benefits to two years or less.
    Arizona's Republican-led legislature made the cuts to make good on the governor's pledge to avoid tax increases.
    It means at least 1,600 Arizona families will lose their welfare starting in July.
    Welfare is federally funded, but Gov. Doug Ducey's office called the cuts necessary to protect taxpayers and elementary education as the state faces a $1 billion budget deficit.

    i dont have an issue with what they are trying to do, or why

    my questions

    a. how are they helping people get off welfare? are they providing training, child care, and a way for the people to actually make it?

    b. how much notice did they give the people?

    i also want to end welfare....i think it sets a bad precedence.....dont worry, we will be there to take care of you

    but i want a plan in place to make sure they at least have a chance at making it out....
    If welfare is federally funded, as the excerpts from the article state, how is Arizona saving money from this decision? There must be some state-financed benefits for the decision to produce savings.

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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    So are those federal welfare funds not earmarked specifically for welfare? If they don't spend it on welfare are they permitted to divert those funds to education and other things?

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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare - AOL.com

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona families can now get welfare for no more than one year in their lifetime - the shortest time limit in the nation.
    Policy analysts say most states impose a five-year lifetime limit, while 13 states limit the benefits to two years or less.
    Arizona's Republican-led legislature made the cuts to make good on the governor's pledge to avoid tax increases.
    It means at least 1,600 Arizona families will lose their welfare starting in July.
    Welfare is federally funded, but Gov. Doug Ducey's office called the cuts necessary to protect taxpayers and elementary education as the state faces a $1 billion budget deficit.

    i dont have an issue with what they are trying to do, or why

    my questions

    a. how are they helping people get off welfare? are they providing training, child care, and a way for the people to actually make it?

    b. how much notice did they give the people?

    i also want to end welfare....i think it sets a bad precedence.....dont worry, we will be there to take care of you

    but i want a plan in place to make sure they at least have a chance at making it out....
    Sounds to me like more right wing voodoo economics.. taking federal funds to plug a self inflicted budget wound.. Texas style!
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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    So are those federal welfare funds not earmarked specifically for welfare? If they don't spend it on welfare are they permitted to divert those funds to education and other things?
    The funds are received as a Block Grant and those funds not used for TANF will be diverted to Child Services thus reducing the state taxpayer's exposure for those programs.
    Facing $1 Billion Deficit, Arizona Sharply Limits Welfare - US News

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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Sounds to me like more right wing voodoo economics.. taking federal funds to plug a self inflicted budget wound.. Texas style!
    Do you like welfare? Does such a thing exist in Denmark?
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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Do you like welfare? Does such a thing exist in Denmark?
    This has nothing to do with welfare. If welfare is federally funded, then cutting it will not help with the budget deficit.... unless that the funds intended for welfare is diverted to plugging the budget deficit.. like Texas has done.

    In other words Arizona is on welfare....
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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    MODS

    please merge this one with the other covering same story

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...g-welfare.html

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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    Gee Kansas, Now Arizona, these states are a right wingers wet dream, now they are in financial turmoil, well they will try to find a way to blame the Black guy , nevermind their states are ran by Repug GOVERNORS, hopefully they will all go broke..

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    Re: Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    It's one thing to target able-bodied workers, which I still disagree with seeing as how welfare barely makes a dent in state or federal budgets. But children should never suffer from birth-right. All children, until the age of 18 should have access to proper nourishment and shelter, education, and some of the basic tools to allow for success as working adults.

    The fact of the matter is that tax rates in this country are at an all time low, taking away states abilities to pay for many basics. It's simply unacceptable that we tax wages more than we tax dividends and shareholdings, which are potentially a large source of income and profit for local, state and federal government.

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