New report finds 'welfare queen' label deprives needy single parents of government aid

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  • slcdenizen Murray, UT
    May 15, 2014 2:10 p.m.

    The seventies ushered in a new breed of political figures that would speak first and think later, if at all. Reagan seems to have been the king of this type of viscious generalizing that had real impacts for how certain demographics are viewed and more importantly, how they viewed themselves. It has become an admirable trait for a political candidate to speak untruths without regard for accuracy and unfortunately for Republicans it's only getting worse.

  • UtahDemocrat Salt Lake City, UT
    May 14, 2014 2:11 p.m.

    Considering that CNN did not launch until 1980, how did the network do a story on Reagan in 1976? Moreover, doesn't it bare mentioning that Reagan wildly exaggerated the story? According to this article, Reagan just cited a few details of the welfare during his 1976 campaign. Not so. This is the quality of news we get when we lay off professional reporters and publish student papers.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 14, 2014 12:10 p.m.

    Government aid is money taken from working people.

    Why must working people pay for the behavior, and decisions of others?

    Help should come from churches, families, or local communities.

  • liberty or ...? Ogden, UT
    May 14, 2014 11:41 a.m.

    Having come from a single parent home I know this to be a touchy issue. I have benefited from the programs as well However, I find their are roughly 3 kinds of single parents who fall into this category. 1. Their are genuine ones who need help to get back on their feet after divorce,death of spouse etc. 2. Their are those who needed genuine help but have allowed themselves to become dependant permanantley on the system and have bought the sociatal lie that you don't need 2 parents and that you can do it on your own(It can be done but the statistics show this to be the exception not the rule and you as a single parent will never be able to cover all the bases.)I'm not advocating to go out and marry for the sake of marriage but substituting the government parent and by proxy picking your neighbors pockets indefinatley is not a solution as well. 3. those who abuse the system to avoid taking responsibility for their mistakes or feel they are entitled to it.Until the system is changed to promote self sustainment this problem will continue.