Prevailing Over the Welfare State

Heritage Foundation, March 20, 2015

Ying Ma addressed the Conservative Women’s Network in a speech titled “Prevailing Over the Welfare State.”  She shared her personal story of prevailing over the poverty, lawlessness and general dysfunction of inner-city Oakland, California. She drew distinct contrasts between the “welfare state” approach to addressing poverty versus an approach based on hard work, individual responsibility and educational achievement.

In the speech, Ms. Ma also said “No, thank you” to “bossy liberal women” who reguarly claim to speak for all women.

The Conservative Women’s Network is made up of over 1,000 women in the Washington, DC, area who are policy analysts, stay-at-home mothers, students, organization presidents and more. Its monthly luncheons take place at the Heritage Foundation and are co-hosted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

To view the speech, please use the YouTube player below.

[Correction: At approximately 8:14 in the video, Ms. Ma said, “The Oakland of my childhood had a whole lot of economic equality and fairness to go around.” She meant to say the China of her childhood.]

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