Mr. Rich,What program works? Welfare, which works throughout the U.S.? Or Maine's program, which achieves nothing that other states' programs don't achieve besides undercutting union wages and condemning the small minority of long-term unemployed (often people on blacklists, with serious illnesses, caring full-time for dependents in severe need, in areas with low employment, without permanent addresses, and/or with a teaspoon too much melanin in their skin), to lives of crime or destitution?
My apologies. I did not realize you had reading comprehension problems.
I will try to make it simple for you.
The top poster was touting the virtues of Maine's welfare program because they instituted a policy to make reciepients perform at least 20 hours of work, voluntary or otherwise before they could recieve benefits.
Welfare bums, realizing they would have to get off their fat asses to get what used to be free money, looked for other ways to grift the system, such that only the truly needy remained on the program, drastically dropping the welfare rolls.
Ergo, Maine's program is working like a charm.