Semantics of Welfare
Sheila Jackson Lee opens the thesaurus.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) says that maybe the problem with welfare is calling it welfare. “Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, ‘a transitional living fund,’” she said. “For that is what it is – for people to be able to live.” If the war on poverty has become one of semantics, it’s a bad indication of the status of that war.
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