Welfare to Work Seen as a Health Issue

March 05, 2012

Phil Ansell, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services, has watched funding for the CalWORKs program diminish over recent years. At an Assembly hearing late last week, Ansell held both hands apart, as if measuring a decent-sized fish in the air.

If this balloon is our welfare-to-work program, he said, then moved his hands closer together, we have managed to shrink it without tearing it.

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