Twenty years ago Monday — on Aug. 22, 1996 — President Bill Clinton signed a welfare reform bill that he hailed as the fulfillment of his campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it." At the heart of it were two new rules: Recipients were required to seek work, and they were subject to time limits. The central goal was to reduce poverty and its associated ills by averting long-term dependency.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act could be seen merely as an effort to save money. More important, though, was fostering the self-respect and independence that go with holding down a job and proving one's economic value. The old welfare system, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, didn't do those — one reason it was widely deplored.
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