The Real Problem Revealed By The Brett Favre Welfare Scandal

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The program that paid Favre wasn't paying poor people in the first place.

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Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre may have improperly siphoned millions of dollars in - 

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welfare funds for his own pet project, according to the state of Mississippi and court documents.

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Favre is the highest-profile figure caught in the Mississippi welfare scandal, 

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in which the state funneled $77 million of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds to people with political connections.

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But there’s an even bigger scandal here: Nationwide, most TANF money doesn’t go to poor people in the first place.

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Why does the program most closely associated with the word “welfare” 

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spend so little money on actual cash welfare? Because that’s how Congress wanted it.

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