Catch-22: getting on welfare easier than getting off
Regardless of the definition of poverty or opinions on solutions for change, one thing is certain: Getting on government assistance is a lot easier than getting off. Many single mothers who become dependent on welfare programs find the road to self-sufficiency difficult.
Tanya Shavers, a 34-year-old mother of four who recently moved out of the Section 8 Payton Garden housing complex in Pearl, said living on the federal dole is a Catch-22.
“It seems like the system punishes you when you try to get up out of poverty…
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