California threatens to cut the welfare for unemployed parents

NPR broadcast a piece about proposed welfare cuts for children whose parents aren’t working titled “California to Cut Welfare Safety Net for Parents.”

It’s not entirely California’s fault. The federal government is forcing states to cut pack welfare rolls, and so far California hasn’t been making its required benchmarks. If they don’t do something, they’re liable to lose federal welfare funding.

The NPR piece also brings up the debate about allowing parents to attend school, or college, while on welfare. They highlight a women who was forced to quit college and take a $7 an hour job so she could keep herself, and her kids, out of homeless shelters. Seems some don’t want welfare to be a college “scholarship.”