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Reagan's 'Welfare Queen' Was Way Worse Than That

Reagan's 'Welfare Queen' Was Way Worse Than That
Posted Friday, December 20th 2013 @ 2pm  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Ronald Reagan made the term "welfare queen" a politically charged term as he ran for president, telling the story of a woman in Chicago who abused the welfare system to incredible heights. Over the years, the tale of a Cadillac-driving government cheat has all but entered the realm of urban legend, but a lengthy Slatepiece written by Josh Levin digs into the true story of this woman, Linda Taylor, and it turns out that Reagan wasn't exaggerating. In fact, the real story of Linda Taylor goes far beyond welfare fraud.

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