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Former President Bill Clinton had signed the bipartisan welfare-reform bill of 1996. The bill transformed a major part of the welfare system from one of perpetual handouts to a temporary "helping hand" designed to lift recipients from poverty to self-sufficiency.
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Former President Bill Clinton had signed the bipartisan welfare-reform bill of 1996. The bill transformed a major part of the welfare system from one of perpetual handouts to a temporary "helping hand" designed to lift recipients from poverty to self-sufficiency.

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