Robert Rector

Welfare Spending at All-Time High…and Growing

Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffeld, Heritage Foundation Welfare spending has hit a stunning, all-time high. A new Congressional Research Service report confirms what research here at...

Obama's End Run on Welfare Reform, Part Two: Dismantling Workfare

ROBERT RECTOR, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract: Work requirements formed the foundation of the welfare reform law of 1996. However, in July, the Obama Administration issued a...

Understanding Poverty in the United States: Surprising Facts About America's Poor

Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffeld, Heritage Foundation Executive Summary Today, the Census Bureau released its annual poverty report, which declared that a record 46.2 million persons,...