Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Real Sodomites

Everybody who thinks that repugs who are willing to crash the global economy in order to deny affordable health coverage to poor people are going to reauthorize welfare, stand on your head.
Bryce Covert at Think Progress:
Congress didn’t just miss the deadline on Monday night to pass a continuing resolution that would keep the government open. It also missed the deadline to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, formally known as welfare.

The TANF block grant that the federal government gives to states to share the cost of welfare programs was scheduled for reauthorization in 2010, but rather than reauthorizing it then Congress instead extended it multiple times. The most recent extension was part of a continuing resolution passed in March that funded the government through the end of September 2013, so it expired Monday night along with all other government funding.
From Juanita Jean:

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