NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1969
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(Studio) Labor Secretary George Shultz tells House Committee President Nixon's welfare plan for minimum annual income for relief is good. Most welfare people say they're in no position to work, especially mothers and disabled, and they don't get enough $. Report on Wisconsin protest.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Madison, WI) Film shown of Wisconsin welfare protest march. Legis. feels welfare encourages people to be lazy. Most recipients say they'd work, but can't because of family responsibilities. Wisconsin legislature claims payments 6th in nation and 20% above national interest. 95% are women and children. Homes and children of 2 welfare mothers shown. [Mrs. Sallie BOWIE - says would love to work if I had someone good to look after the children. $50 expense takes a lot of work. Been on welfare on and off. Like to help myself.] [Mrs. Michaelene BRAY - says has no working experience. Buys 2 prs. shoes for $5 and dress for $1.49. Hurts to tell the kids you can't buy them something.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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