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Welfare System #252134

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1977
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(Studio) President's efforts to reform welfare program is another attempt to reform system long involved in controversy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Even in Depression welfare was controversial; FDR's comments re: it noted. Congress passed Social Security and aid to dependent children acts in 1935. Changing times brought in more government control. Growth of welfare costs at all government levels noted. Discrepancies of system noted; New York City and Mississippi cited as example Proposals to reform system, by Richard Nixon and George McGovern, noted.

(Studio) Welfare recipients are from all walks of life.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Stable neighborhoods now account for many of whites on New York City welfare rolls; 1 such person is Michael Intorcia, who was laid off from job as city school teacher. [INTORCIA - says he applied because city made him lose job and he wanted city to take care of him.] Intorcia conts. job hunting; daily routine with family noted. Family's welfare, jobless compensation and food stamp receipts and monthly expenses cited. [INTORCIA - says they're on vegetarian diet from lack of funds.] Intorcia's experience with government job placement program noted. [INTORCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - doesn't want handouts and restrictions in amounts and uses of money; says there's no individual freedom in welfare.]
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

Brady, Ray;
Cronkite, Walter;
Landay, Jerry

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