December 5, 2022

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

‘Draining the Swamp’ Must Include Social Policy and Welfare

Commentary
If Republicans are really seeking to drain the Washington so-called “swamp”—with immediate, tangible benefits for Americans’ prosperity and freedom—they could do no better than to begin with social policy.
Long neglected the vast welfare machinery not only furnishes the greatest reservoir of superfluous functionaries, but it is also among the most destructive sectors of government power and reining it in will reduce poverty, restore families, limit immigration, undercut the Democrats’ political machine, save enormous sums of money, and more.
Social policy has long been neglected, and this has had serious consequences.
Until the 1990s, the social-family policy was the Republicans’ top domestic priority. The social and economic devastation wrought by the Great Society programs commanded serious attention from policymakers and scholars, both conservative and liberal, who issued urgent warnings about its dangers….
Source: The Epoch Times