Welfare Limits Left Poor Adrift As Recession Hit

04/08/2012 10:02 am ET
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PHOENIX -- Perhaps no law in the past generation has drawn more praise than the drive to "end welfare as we know it," which joined the late-'90s economic boom to send caseloads plunging, employment rates rising and officials of both parties hailing the virtues of tough love.

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