Talk:Social market economy

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Ridiculous to say Clinton practically ended the US welfare state[edit]

The article makes this claim: "The administration of Bill Clinton in the United States, working together with a Newt Gingrich-led Congress, performed similar deregulations, yet practically ended the U.S.'s welfare state."

In fact the welfare reforms of Clinton/ Gingrich left dozens of welfare programs untouched, and at it most draconian only imposed a work or training requirement on able-bodied recipients and a five year benefits limit for them on cash assistance welfare, what we today call TARP.

Other means tested entitlement programs such as WICK, Section 8 Housing Assistance, Low income heating subsides, low income phone subsides, Medicaid, Food Stamps and so forth were either left alone or expanded.

Ending the welfare state would have to invlove a lot more than tightening down on one program, given the vast expenditures and many programs provided by our government for the poor, disabled and lazy.

Comparison with Third Way and Social Democracy[edit]

The comparison section would be a lot more helpful if it identified which system each example represented and what the other two systems would have done differently. I’d edit it myself, but I’m not all that well-versed on the nuances between these systems.AlexUnknown (talk) 04:51, 11 December 2019 (UTC)