Patrick Basham, Director at the Democracy Institute, says Clinton's populist speech on Monday "threw a lot of red meat at the liberal center-left base of the party."» Read More
The United States faces a "true revolution" in the choices it will have to make to secure its fiscal future now that the welfare state has run up against a "brick wall of economic reality", former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Wednesday.
Workers claiming state help with childcare and housing costs will be expected to seek longer hours, or risk sanctions that could include loss of benefits or a requirement to undergo training, in a radical shift in Britain’s welfare system, the Financial Times reports.
Britain’s ruling coalition is to modify its plan for a rigid £26,000 annual cap ($42,190) on the total benefits that can be claimed by any household, amid fears it could force thousands of poor families out of their homes in London, the FT reports.
To get an idea of which states pay out the most welfare checks, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) surveyed state governments. what are the biggest US welfare states?