This week, California Democrats beat back common sense. Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown agreed to repeal a big part of welfare reform California enacted in the 1990s. The so-called “welfare cap” is getting the ax.
For more than 20 years, under the “maximum family grant policy,” if someone on welfare had more kids, they would not get more welfare benefits. So taxpayers weren’t forced to subsidize welfare clients who continued to have babies, despite being unable to support themselves.
Well. Liberal Democrats said this policy was, “racist.” State Senator Holly Mitchell, from Los Angeles, claimed the policy was rooted in the stereotype of African-American “welfare queens” having more babies to get bigger money.
So after trying for years to roll it back liberal Democrat legislators finally convinced their liberal Democrat governor to nix the cap. Soon, thanks to Moonbeam, the “new normal” will be like the “old normal” for California welfare recipients. The more babies they make while on welfare, the more welfare money they’ll get.
Democrats say this will raise welfare costs by $220 million a year. But just wait. Once word gets out California pays more for additional babies, those costs will explode.
For people who feel entitled to live off government, it’s a huge magnet. And for Democrats it’s a tried-and-true way to keep a key voter base dependent. It’s re-election insurance. The only people are hurt in this, is Planned Parenthood who would rather see them aborted.