Administrative Burden

Administrative Burden

Policymaking by Other Means

Pamela Herd, Donald P. Moynihan

a welfare program with low burdens inevitably becomes a target for conservatives generally opposed to the welfare state. The attraction of adding new burdens increases as opponents to SNAP struggle to alter it via traditional legislation that alters eligibility criteria. The federal government could decide to impose a new round of administrative burdens, or to delegate the capacity to do so to states.

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