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The Wages of AFDC Repeal Is Children Living in Cars

CBS News:

Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars: More than 16 million children are now living in poverty and, for many of them, a proper home is elusive. Some cash-strapped families stay with relatives; others move into motels or homeless shelters. But, as Scott Pelley reports, sometimes those options run out, leaving an even more desperate choice: living in their cars. 60 Minutes returns to Florida, home to one third of America's homeless families, to find out what life is like for the epidemic's youngest survivors…

An epidemic of extreme poverty among American children was a predictable consequence of the AFDC repeal that Newt Gingrich designed and Bill Clinton signed in 1996.

One thing that makes me immensely proud to have worked for Alicia Munnell is that she held up Clinton's "ending of welfare as we know it" for months in 1995-6...