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APRIL 13, 2018

Census Citizenship Question Helps Count the Uninsured (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews says a U.S. citizenship question on the next census is not only germane but pragmatic for helping to count the number of uninsured. 

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

A Radical Idea for the Food Stamp Program (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KMED's Bill Meyer, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how President Trump has proposed replacing part of the food stamp program with a box of nutritious food. Matthews says the idea is well worth considering, especially as a state demonstration project. 

JUNE 7, 2017

Texas Bathroom Controversy, Property Tax Reform, and Workfare (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with 570 AM KLIF’s Grant Stinchfield, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses top questions for the upcoming Texas special legislative session, including the viability of HB2899, a limited government solution to the bathroom controversy. Plus, what can Texas learn from California regarding property taxes? And on the national front, Matthews makes the case for putting more welfare beneficiaries to work to grow the economy, but will Republicans have the courage to implement “workfare”?

MAY 23, 2017

Trump’s Budget Cuts (Audio: Interview)


President Trump’s budget is out and slashes spending on many entitlement and welfare programs, including Medicaid. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews gives his take with Ed Dean on WBOB.  

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Turning Welfare Into Workfare (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins Bill Meyer on KMED to explain why it’s a good time for Congress and President-elect Donald Trump to turn welfare into “workfare.” 

JUNE 20, 2016

Would Welfare Recipients Do Better Working for Benefits? (Audio: Interview)


House Speaker Paul Ryan’s “workfare” model of welfare reform is intended to restore dignity to those in need of a safety net and then help get them back on their feet rather than the government dole. 

JUNE 13, 2016

Should Welfare Recipients Have to Work for Benefits? (Audio: Interview)


House Speaker Paul Ryan’s “workfare” model of welfare reform is intended to restore dignity to those in need of a safety net and then help get them back on their feet rather than the government dole. 

DECEMBER 10, 2015

Should You Be Able To Buy Junk Food with Food Stamps? (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with KMED’s Bill Meyer, IPI’s Merrill Matthews discusses whether we should be making welfare more comfortable or uncomfortable for recipients in this manner.   

APRIL 8, 2015

Reining in Welfare Abuse in Texas (Audio: Interview)


In some states it's easier to get food stamps than a job. Merrill Matthews talks with Houston's KTRH morning host Matt Patrick about steps the state of Texas should take to rein in welfare fraud and abuse, and discusses which state program is the source of the biggest problems. 

FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Illegals Can Receive Up To Three Years Worth of Welfare (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins KNWZ talk host Chad Benson to discuss how the IRS has confirmed those who have received amnesty will actually be eligible for up to three year's worth of welfare benefits through the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

 

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