Without passing any new legislation, the Trump administration has made significant cuts to some of America’s largest social programs according to a leading US academic.
在主题演讲，在 手机澳门新莆京教授唐·莫伊尼汉从 乔治城大学, said that the lives of millions of Americans had been affected because of a “deliberate choice” by the US government to encourage confusing paperwork and complex regulations.
For policymakers, administrative burden was an effective tool in making it difficult for people to access certain types of benefits, Dr Moynihan said.
“Consequences of burdens don’t fall evenly across the population… they tend to hurt some people more than they hurt others.
“If you’re part of a marginalised group or from a low income community, then encountering this administrative burdens [in so far as they’re means tested] becomes part of your daily life.
“[As does] being the subject to discretionary bias on the part of street level bureaucrats who act as the gate keeper to services.”
“Four out of five people will lost benefits not because they’re not eligible for the programme but because the paper work is so odious,” Dr Moynihan added.