We spend billions of pounds on welfare yet millions are trapped on welfare. It's not worth their while going into work.
People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
If women have young children they are one man away from welfare.
Most women are one man away from welfare.
The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.
What we want to do is reform the welfare system in the way that Tony Blair talked about 13 years ago but never achieved - a system that was created for the days after the Second World War. That prize is now I think achievable.
If we have an honest discussion on whether the war on poverty should be fought with welfare or with economic growth in the private sector Democrats will lose black votes.
We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare not by how many are added.
But the general welfare must restrict and regulate the exertions of the individuals as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social power.
I look at my people and I look at those who control them - the political elite. And the sad thing is that the elites are just not interested in the welfare of the people.
Religion did not exist for the saving of souls but for the preservation and welfare of society and in all that was necessary to this end every man had to take his part or break with the domestic and political community to which he belonged.
Let us have but one end in view the welfare of humanity and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language nationality or religion.
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.
I call crony capitalism where you take money from successful small businesses spend it in Washington on favored industries on favored individuals picking winners and losers in the economy that's not pro-growth economics. That's not entrepreneurial economics. That's not helping small businesses. That's cronyism that's corporate welfare.
My mom raised us three boys by herself on welfare. It's not worse than anybody else's life.
I'd go to like six different schools in one year. We were on welfare and my mom never ever worked.
The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform and now this legislation will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.
It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature.
Because what happens is as the economy suffers tax revenues go down. But unlike businesses where at least your variable costs go down in government your variable costs go up: unemployment insurance workmen's compensation health care benefits welfare you name it.
I'm not into animal rights. I'm only into animal welfare and health. I've been with the Morris Animal Foundation since the '70s. We're a health organization. We fund campaign health studies for dogs cats lizards and wildlife. I've worked with the L.A. Zoo for about the same length of time. I get my animal fixes!
The United States are a political state or organized society whose end is government for the security welfare and happiness of all who live under its protection.
If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man I shall be satisfied.