This program, as presently designed, seems aimed at cutting the caseload in the short term, not at getting people out of poverty and keeping them out of poverty in the long term.
NOTE) In reference to both of the above points -- in the public meeting on June 25, we were assured that long-term help to upgrade employment level, and pre-job-search-screening, would be a part of the implemented program. My comments deal with the program as presently written, and will stand until I see the modifications in writing. (As of January 14, 1998, this is still not provided.)
The Bird Homeless