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Who Deserves Government Assistance?

In April of this year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen current work requirements, or introduce new restrictions, for low-income Americans who receive government assistance. The order calls on agencies to reform their welfare programs "by strengthening existing work requirements for work-capable people and introducing new work requirements when legally permissible." On this episode of The Takeaway, Fridays, an hour-long deep-dive into the idea of the "working poor," and a consideration of who deserves a little help.

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