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Thursday, August 22, 1996 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: THE NATURAL LAW PARTY
1996-08-22

WELFARE REPEAL.

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TODAY PRESIDENT CLINTON WILL SIGN THE WELFARE BILL, ENDING 60 YEARS OF FEDERAL GUARANTEES OF AID TO THE POOR. IN SO DOING, HE HAS OUTRAGED A NUMBER OF HIS TRADITIONAL CONSTITUENCIES: UNIONS, WOMEN, IMMIGRANTS, RELIGIOUS GROUPS AND CHILDREN’S ADVOCATES. MARION WRIGHT EDELMAN, HEAD OF THE CHILDRENS DEFENSE FUND AND A PERSONAL FRIEND OF THE CLINTONS RELEASED A SCATHING CONDEMNATION OF THE PRESIDENT YESTERDAY, CALLING THE BILL "THE BIGGEST BETRAYAL OF CHILDREN AND THE POOR SINCE THE CHILDRENS DEFENSE FUND BEGAN. SHE ADDED "THIS ACT WILL LEAVE A MORAL BLOT ON HIS PRESIDENCY AND ON OUR NATION THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN."

GUESTS: ROSEMARY DEMPSEY, ACTION VICE PRESIDENT OF NOW, who participated in a meeting with high level White House officials last week and will be a part of a demonstration outside the White House today.

DEBBIE WEINSTEIN, DIRECTOR OF THE FAMILY INCOME DIVISION OF THE CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND, which focuses on strategies to move families out of poverty.


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