(31) There was even a hit country song, "Welfare Cadillac," by Guy Drake, that topped charts for over a month in 1970.
The song was so resonant that President Nixon requested that Johnny Cash sing "Welfare Cadillac" during a performance at the White House; Cash, however, refused the administration's request.
Guy Drake, "Welfare Cadillac," CowboyLyrics.com, http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/drake-guy/welfare-cadillac-6468.html (accessed June 12, 2006).
Like Ronald Reagan's anecdotes about "welfare Cadillac
" black mothers, the allegation by Clinton's welfare-reform task force and members of Congress that teens have babies to collect the "incentive" of $150 a month in AFDC benefits has been repeatedly disproven.