Thursday, April 06, 2006
In March, 2006 the number of New York City residents on the welfare rolls fell to the lowest level since December of 1964.
Today there are about 402,000 New York City residents on welfare, down nearly two thirds from the high point during Clinton's administration.
Is this good news or bad news? That depends entirely on your perspective.
If you are a liberal who measures compassion based on the number of people dependant on government assistance, this is a crisis of epic proportions. In fact, it is a threat to that which matters most to you in this world: your chances to gain power in the next election.
If you are a conservative who measures compassion based on the number of people who no longer need government assistance, it is very good news.
Posted by Don Dodson at 12:31 PM