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Work for Welfare Is an 80-20 Issue for GOP

A lot has changed since Democrat Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law – a bill in 1996 that included strict work requirements to qualify for benefits. Now Democrats are almost universally against workfare. Today less than half of welfare recipients are working.

But in Wisconsin – a quintessential purple state these days – the work-for-welfare issue was put on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. Here was the result:

Question #3: Welfare Benefit Requirement. 79 percent YES

“Shall able-bodied, childless adults be required to look for work in order to receive taxpayer-funded welfare benefits?”


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