Welfare reform led to a decrease in poverty

Washington Examiner:New study shuts down critics of 1996 welfare reform

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... government data indicates that poverty fell overall, without any increase in deep poverty, when government benefits and tax credits are taken into account and inflation is properly accounted for, according to new research from the conservative Manhattan Institute.
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The poverty pimps have been cooking the books to make things look worse so that they can push for more government spending on these programs.

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