State of South Carolina Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


Thomas Ravenel: No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants

I adamantly oppose welfare benefits for illegal immigrants for two reasons: It's bad for the American taxpayers and bad for the recipients. The welfare state is not only bankrupting this country, it also leads to widespread dependency and deprives workers of the opportunity to feel proud of themselves as a result of their labor and ingenuity. Also, worker visa recipients should not have the right to vote as they are not American citizens.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, RavenelForSenate.com Sep 1, 2014

Mark Sanford: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations

Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

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