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Go to college. Get your degree. Get a good-paying job. That's supposed to be the path to success in America, right? So why are we forcing single mothers to work 30 hours per week on top of attending college and raising a family in order to remain eligible for government assistance? Under new implementation of welfare reform, single mothers are being forced to either shelve hopes of a better life for their families or spend 45-50 hours per week working, neglecting critical time when they should be raising their children. That's a recipe for long-term disaster and it is plainly bad public policy.