State of Connecticut Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


Joe Visconti: Entitlements trap people by penalizing them for success

Our present entitlement programs tend to trap people in the welfare system and penalize them as they try to better themselves. Too many people are prevented from climbing the ladder of social mobility because they lose needed assistance before they can support themselves and their families on a real living wage. Because of this, our limited resources are diverted from the truly needy to instead support people who are struggling to be self-sufficient in this devastating economic climate.
Source: 2014 CT gubernatorial campaign website ViscontiForGovernor Nov 1, 2014

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