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« Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 607 -- Freedom. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 609 -- Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's Free Fallin' Poll Numbers. »

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 608 -- Welfare States.

Texas Again Outperforming Nation-

In the 1990s, Bill Clinton triangulatorially signed GOP welfare reform and declared the "end of welfare as we know it."

Welfare as we know it may be back.

It is on the rise in most of the country:

Welfare rolls, which were slow to rise and actually fell in many states early in the recession, now are climbing across the country for the first time since President Bill Clinton signed legislation pledging "to end welfare as we know it" more than a decade ago.

Twenty-three of the 30 largest states, which account for more than 88% of the nation's total population, see welfare caseloads above year-ago levels, according to a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and the National Conference of State Legislatures. As more people run out of unemployment compensation, many are turning to welfare as a stopgap.

The biggest increases are in states with some of the worst jobless rates. Oregon's count was up 27% in May from a year earlier; South Carolina's climbed 23% and California's 10% between March 2009 and March 2008. A few big states that had seen declining welfare caseloads just a few months ago now are seeing increases: New York is up 1.2%, Illinois 3% and Wisconsin 3.9%. Welfare rolls in a few big states, Michigan and New Jersey among them, still are declining.

But not in Texas:

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Texas is not a welfare state.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Liberty Not Upheld By Liberalism.

Posted by Will Franklin · 24 June 2009 10:51 AM

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Way to go Texas! Thanks Governor Perry!

Posted by: ZsaZsa at June 24, 2009 12:32 PM