Wow! What an interesting article. Isn't Joseph C. Phillips the actor that played Denise Huxtable's Navy husband? Hhhhmmmmmm
There's a flip side to this coin that Mr. Phillips is dismissing as well. The fact that when welfare and all of these other social projects were first started, blacks as usual were excluded from participating and benefitting from them. Including programs like the G.I. Bill, sadly which would've assisted many of our people.
I think that the reason that some politicians are against cutting social welfare programs is because they are trying to give poor people the opprotunity to play catch up with white America.
Secondly, they may be geniunely concerned about the welfare of the american majority working class. Third, they are responsible to accounting to their constituents about how they represented their concerns in government.