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Promoting Work Over Welfare

Welfare reform is about independence and dignity.

When done properly, it means preserving resources for the truly needy, safeguarding taxpayer dollars, and encouraging work for able-bodied adults.

America spends more than $100 billion on food stamps alone each year, and without program integrity measures in place, our current course has only trapped people in government dependence and denied millions the opportunity to pursue the American Dream.

The Biden administration’s unlawful food stamp expansion made the situation even worse, keeping an estimated 2.4 million Americans from choosing employment. Meanwhile, many state bureaucracies have exploited federal loopholes to suspend work requirements without cause.

To reverse this damaging trend, policymakers should restore program integrity and the life-changing power of work in all major welfare programs: food stamps, Medicaid, public housing, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Our Promoting Work Over Welfare Reform Experts
Jonathan Bain

Senior Research Fellow

Jonathan Ingram

Vice President of Policy and Research

Sam Adolphsen

Policy Director

Scott Centorino

Deputy Policy Director

At FGA, we don’t just talk about changing policy—we make it happen.

By partnering with FGA through a gift, you can create more policy change that returns America to a country where entrepreneurship thrives, personal responsibility is rewarded, and paychecks replace welfare checks.