There is nothing left to be said. The program has to build better families WHEN there is opportunity for them, otherwise, it needs to supplement the impoverished so they have a higher standard of living to support their children rather than destroy their families.
TANF is a work of POLITICAL RHETORIC AND PROPAGANDA. It is a direct result of hatred and ridicule of minorities. It is a fantasy and not a reality. The reality is that children are removed from impoverished homes to feelings of complete demoralized belonging. That TRAUMA caused by breaking up families lives with those children FOREVER.
TANF and Adoption Subsidies is a "Cradle to Grave Criminal Training Ground."
June 19, 2017
By Celisa Calacal
...Conducted by the Urban Institute, (click here) a think tank focusing on economic and social policy, the study looks at Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a welfare program that provides cash assistance to poor families with children. Despite TANF’s goal to combat poverty since its creation in 1996, the number of families benefiting from the program has been declining. For instance, in 2014 only 23 families received TANF assistance for every 100 families living in poverty in the U.S. And in 2016, only 1 percent of the total population received assistance from TANF within an average month.
One of the most striking findings of the Urban Institute study showed that the impacts of a state’s TANF program are connected to its race demographics. In looking at the ratio of families living in poverty to those receiving TANF benefits, researchers found that the majority of African-American families live in states that provide TANF cash assistance only to 19 out of 100 families living in poverty. This means that a majority of African Americans, 56 percent, live in states ranking in the bottom half of the TANF-to-poverty ratio....