Welfare programs are trapping our fellow citizens in poverty and dependence. In 2014, taxpayers spent nearly $80 billion on food stamps—up from just $17 billion in 2000. Meanwhile, the number of people receiving taxpayer-funded food stamps increased roughly 31 million in that same time. States can steer their economic future in the right direction by passing FGA’s welfare reform best practices. Learn more about each piece of our welfare reform package:
FGA’s welfare reforms free individuals from the welfare trap, ensure effective mechanisms are in place to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, and preserve limited resources for the truly needy. Is your state pro-dependency or pro-opportunity? Find out where you stand and more.