If President Bill Clinton follows through on his oft-repeated campaign promise to take his turn at making the welfare system pro-family and pro-work, he will follow the footprints of Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan into the Middle East of domestic policy and politics. The political history of welfare reform can also be captured in the tale of the scorpion who asked the camel to carry him across the Nile.
Califano, Joseph A. Jr.
"Overview: Welfare Reform Introduction,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol11/iss1/4