When Barack Obama, with great fanfare, signed the 2009 stimulus bill, he quietly undermined America's most successful domestic policy achievement—the 1996 welfare reform. This revolutionary policy had freed millions of Americans from the shackles of dependency. There was no legitimate reason to undo what had succeeded, and the moral and economic costs will be huge. The facts are clear: welfare reform worked for America. And we urgently need to relearn why.
In Ronald Reagan's Own HandClick here to read Governor Reagan's handwritten edits to his testimony before Congress and the Welfare Reform Briefing book prepared by Robert B. Carleson for President-elect Reagan, plus notes and letters.
"Bob Carleson was the guiding light and hand behind the historic 1996 Welfare Reform Act. We were all standing on the shoulders of the 'quiet giant.' And, oh, by the way, he had provided the same leadership to Governor Reagan on his historic California Welfare Reform Act in 1971. This book is an invaluable history of an invaluable contribution to American law and human dignity."