Welfare Traps Good People in Broken System

FEBRUARY 6, 2013 | by ELIZABETH STELLE

CBS 21's Chris Papst presents a chilling story showing how easy it is for Pennsylvania families to get trapped in the welfare system. Investigators discovered a single mother of two making $20,000 in Pennsylvania can qualify for over $80,000 in welfare benefits.

Such a generous system encourages poverty by tempting moms to remain dependent on politicans, rather than enjoying the dignity and freedom that comes from work. Like single mom Kristina Cogan says, "If you're going to get something for free, are you going to work for it?"

For more on freeing Pennsylvania families from the welfare trap before it collapses read Handouts Hurting the Poor, Help Up a Better Way. 

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