Social Security and Welfare

The United States’ primary “safety-net” programs are increasingly failing those they are supposed to serve. Social Security provides income support for America's seniors, but is financially unsound and unfairly favors some Americans over others. IWF analysts explore how Social Security can be changed to restore fiscal health and make it a better, fairer system for all Americans. Similarly, IWF examines how our welfare programs can be changed so that they help those in need return to self- sufficiency rather than encourage a counter-productive cycle of dependency.

Recent Articles:

LePage Appeals and Repulses


Maine: Back to Work for Food Stamp Recipients


Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado


A Problematic SSA Commissioner


SSA disability abuse and Colorado alarmists aim to restrict fracking • The Dennis Miller Show


Welfare Abuse Almost Quelled


Republicans Bash Maine Democrats for Thwarting Welfare Reform Efforts


SSA Scandal


Feds to Georgia: No Drug Testing for Food Stamp Recipients


Dr. Ben Carson welfare view draws cheers from "The View" audience • Forbes on Fox


Fighting EBT Fraud in Maine


A Better Way to Boost Incomes


EBT cash withdraws at marijuana shops. Is welfare abuse going to weed? • The Real Story


EBT cards going towards buying weed? • Fox & Friends


Welfare Money Goes to Pot In Colorado • John Kass & Lauren Cohn 890 WLS


Tax dollars going to pot? Welfare cash taken out at pot shop ATMs • On the Record


Welfare Money Goes to Pot In Colorado


If They're Serious About Fighting Poverty, Liberals Must Reduce Job-Killing Regulations


Big Government’s Real Damage


Chilean Private Pension Model: It Works--Big Time


Bono Gets It Right


Farmers and Food Stamps: An Unholy Alliance


The Destruction of Our Culture of Self-Reliance and Civic Society


The Liberal Pledge to Neglect Seniors


The Angry Left


Is Social Security Preventing People from Owning Their Own Houses?


The Left is Neglecting Seniors at Risk for Poverty


Young People Get Short End of Social Security


About That Payroll Tax...


Why So Many Safety-Net Programs Go Bad


Entitlement Nation: Close to Half of the Country Receives Public Assistance


One Expert Calls Social Security “A War on Working Wives”


Our New Poster Girl for Free Stuff vs. Freedom


AARP Doesn’t Represent Seniors—Just Big Government


What About Social Security’s $190 Billion Disability Program?


Is the Social Security Administration Afraid of Zombies?


Obama Unilaterally Undermines 1990's Welfare Reforms


More Government Isn't The Key To Women's Retirement Security


Opportunity, Not Government Dependency, Reduces Poverty, Promotes Prosperity


Obama Can Thank "Julia" for His Drop in the Polls


The Fight for the Soul of the Single Woman


Is America Up To Solving The Coming Fiscal Crisis?


We Do Need to Care About the Very Poor


Government Charity Isn't Charity


Social Security's Accounting Holiday--How Long Can It Last?


Is the Coming Retirement Crisis Really Manageable?


Americans Don't Want Washington to Fail at Reform


What Iowa Voters Want in a Republican


Rallying Against Reality


Not Quite So, Mr. Budowsky