Thanks to government intervention, in many places it’s easier to receive welfare than it is to find work. Piles of regulations on jobs at the state and local level make it especially hard for low-income individuals to get a job and earn a living. These regulations limit opportunity and make it harder for people to climb the economic ladder, denying many low-income people—especially those trapped on welfare—a path toward self-sufficiency. FGA’s model reforms help individuals stay out of welfare, help low-income earners find better paying jobs, and give workers more mobility within their state by:
Governors across the country understand the many economic and social ills that come with joblessness, so they are following Reagan’s advice and taking job creation seriously. An effective way to encourage job creation is by instituting reforms to the burdensome regulations that stand between those in need and the jobs that will set them on the path to independence. This allows millions of individuals to lift themselves up and reclaim their dignity through work.