ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 18, 1983
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(Studio) Philosophical basis of workfare noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Blue Ridge, Georgia) Workfare programs in Georgia and West Virginia examined; [Lucretia ABERCROMBIE, Zack MITCHELL - praise program.] Congress noted considering legislature making workfare mandatory; controversy over actual success of idea discussed. [Jobswatch attorney Morton SKLAR - believes effect is punitive.] Current fed. laws noted making workfare optional; mixed results of state experiments examined. [Missouri RESIDENT - can't find job under program.] [Grover CLEVELAND - thinks workfare prevents him from finding full-time work.] [WOMAN - praises new self-esteem.] Est. savings to federal government should workfare be mandatory mentioned. [Agriculture Department spokesperson John BODE - wants workfare begun.] GAO's assessment of workfare pilot programs noted.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase
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