What are safety nets?

Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What You Can Do About It

Safety Nets

"Safety nets are government-coerced benefits provided to anyone who does not prepare for the unwanted results of their particular decisions or actions. The village chiefs of welfare safety nets run the Democrat Party today." P. 92


"The welfare system had some of its teeth taken out in 1996 under the welfare reform put forward by the Republicans in Congress, but the monster is far from dead. Time limits and work requirements are a step in the right direction, but the culture of Uncle Sam's Plantation is fed by the misguided policies of the left. As long as there are liberal ideologues in the halls of power, there is likely to be a long hard battle ahead for those of us committed to seeing poor people emancipated from a paternalistic system that robs them of their initiative, their freedom, and ultimately their hope for the future." P.97