Social Security and Welfare

The United States’ primary “safety-net” programs are increasingly failing those they are supposed to serve. Social Security provides income support for America's seniors, but is financially unsound and unfairly favors some Americans over others. IWF analysts explore how Social Security can be changed to restore fiscal health and make it a better, fairer system for all Americans. Similarly, IWF examines how our welfare programs can be changed so that they help those in need return to self- sufficiency rather than encourage a counter-productive cycle of dependency.

Recent Articles:

Work is More Compassionate than Welfare

Mission Self -Sufficiency? The War on Poverty 50 Years Later

LePage Appeals and Repulses

Maine: Back to Work for Food Stamp Recipients

Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado

A Problematic SSA Commissioner

SSA disability abuse and Colorado alarmists aim to restrict fracking • The Dennis Miller Show

Welfare Abuse Almost Quelled

Republicans Bash Maine Democrats for Thwarting Welfare Reform Efforts

SSA Scandal

Feds to Georgia: No Drug Testing for Food Stamp Recipients

Dr. Ben Carson welfare view draws cheers from "The View" audience • Forbes on Fox

Fighting EBT Fraud in Maine

A Better Way to Boost Incomes

EBT cash withdraws at marijuana shops. Is welfare abuse going to weed? • The Real Story

EBT cards going towards buying weed? • Fox & Friends

Welfare Money Goes to Pot In Colorado • John Kass & Lauren Cohn 890 WLS

Tax dollars going to pot? Welfare cash taken out at pot shop ATMs • On the Record

Welfare Money Goes to Pot In Colorado

If They're Serious About Fighting Poverty, Liberals Must Reduce Job-Killing Regulations

Big Government’s Real Damage

Chilean Private Pension Model: It Works--Big Time

Bono Gets It Right

Farmers and Food Stamps: An Unholy Alliance

The Destruction of Our Culture of Self-Reliance and Civic Society

The Liberal Pledge to Neglect Seniors

The Angry Left

Is Social Security Preventing People from Owning Their Own Houses?

The Left is Neglecting Seniors at Risk for Poverty

Young People Get Short End of Social Security

About That Payroll Tax...

Why So Many Safety-Net Programs Go Bad

Entitlement Nation: Close to Half of the Country Receives Public Assistance

One Expert Calls Social Security “A War on Working Wives”

Our New Poster Girl for Free Stuff vs. Freedom

AARP Doesn’t Represent Seniors—Just Big Government

What About Social Security’s $190 Billion Disability Program?

Is the Social Security Administration Afraid of Zombies?

Obama Unilaterally Undermines 1990's Welfare Reforms

More Government Isn't The Key To Women's Retirement Security

Opportunity, Not Government Dependency, Reduces Poverty, Promotes Prosperity

Obama Can Thank "Julia" for His Drop in the Polls

The Fight for the Soul of the Single Woman

Is America Up To Solving The Coming Fiscal Crisis?

We Do Need to Care About the Very Poor

Government Charity Isn't Charity

Social Security's Accounting Holiday--How Long Can It Last?

Is the Coming Retirement Crisis Really Manageable?

Americans Don't Want Washington to Fail at Reform

What Iowa Voters Want in a Republican