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November 21, 1986

The welfare system is a "dead-end street" and should be scrapped in favor of a program tested in a five-year experiment in Washington state that stresses work, training and patching up broken families, Gov. Booth Gardner said. The Democratic governor said his state's Family Independence Program would "break the cycle of poverty" and would eliminate Aid to Families with Dependent Children and food stamps, using the funds instead for a system stressing child care, family planning and parenting training.

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