Rev. Derek McCoy, National Director for Clergy Relations for Star Parker’s Center for Urban Renewal and Education, recently spoke with Fox News about welfare reform. After President Barack Obama and other liberals weakened reform measures like work requirements, do we need to overhaul the system again after 20 years?
“Welfare reform is not one of those things we only look at or address once every 20 years or once in our lifetime. But we have to continue to look at this, because…these are people’s lives, and they don’t want to be sitting on welfare rolls and just living there. We have to provide work incentives to restore dignity.”
Host Charles Payne noted that people on welfare vote for politicians who want to increase government dependency, minimum wage, and other factors that don’t provide incentives.
Rev. McCoy said we need collaborative efforts to educate. Non-profits, churches, and other organizations in states can work together to help people by seeing them as individuals and not part of a one-size-fits-all group.