Stimulating welfare

Mickey Kaus flags “an insufficiently publicized provision” in the Democrats’ porkapalooza bill. Kaus notes that congressional Democrats want to encourage states to expand their welfare caseloads and threrfore offer billions of federal dollars in as an incentive to do so. Kaus observes that “the major difference between the House and Senate versions of this deeply troubling provision, apparently, is that the Senate allocates only $3 billion to induce states to expand their caseloads, while the House bill might spend more than twice as much.”

Via Instapundit.

UPDATE: John Rosenberg adds that it’s not just welfare reform they’re coming after.

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