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MSNBC's Goldie Taylor Slams "Disastrous Social Engineering" In Welfare

MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor explains how welfare can help families, only if the parents are involved, and how some forms of welfare have destroyed the black family unit.

"You know, I can talk all day about whether or not Republican policies are going to be the right fit for fixing poverty in this country," Taylor said on MSNBC's "Martin Bashir" program on Tuesday. "But the fact of the matter is, both parties are on the hook for what has been a disastrous social engineering project that's happened in our communities over decades."

Taylor, who once was on welfare when she was a young single mother, then railed against the damage social welfare has done to the black family.

"Social welfare drove men out of households through the '60s and '70s. For instance, black families used to be an intact family unit, until social welfare came along and made it almost impossible for a black father to remain home and for this family to get the help that it needs to break the cycle of poverty," Taylor explained.

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