To: "Bill & Kat" <REDACTED>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 10:22 PM
Subject: RE: Speaker at Brown
I do have some thoughts. Please feel free to call me and I will discuss them with you…but I will not correspond by email.
From: Bill & Kat [mailto:REDACTED]
Sent: Mon 11/22/2004 8:35 PM
To: Ryczek, James
Subject: Speaker at Brown
Believe it or not I really am only interested in finding the truth, and i cant accept its only on one side of the isle, but with that in mind, I wanted to ask you for some information.
I sent the notice about the speaker at brown who is talking about the RI welfare reform, according to the book, the Cato inst is far right wing and may be biased research. Knowing the quote they are marketing this speaker with (“Rhode Island…failed to implement stringent work requirements and sanctions, shorten time limits, tighten loopholes, and narrow definitions of work activity. The state only reduced its welfare caseload 37 percent, when the national average was 60 percent.”) What questions would you have for her? I assume the liberal perspective would be that those off the "caseload" did not get jobs, only stopped getting benifits. Is this true? How would you find that out? Do you have statistics to challenge/debate/question her with? Anything else you can think of…