Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Compassionate Conservatism in Action

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities published an evaluation of the spending reconciliation bill back on December 19. They found that the reconciliation bill includes a change to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program that will increase childhood poverty in the United States and lead to financial penalties on states that cannot meet the unreasonable requirements of the new provision.

Read the report. I won't go into detail, but yet again the Republicans are violating their professed federalist principles, not to mention that whole compassion thing.