Welfare is a program that was started by the federal government in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. The program was designed to help people with little or no income. When President Clinton was in office the program was turned over to the states. It is for that reason the program will vary from state to state. Programs that fall under welfare are health care, food stamps child care assistance, unemployment cash aid and housing assistance, but we will concentrate on food stamps. The food stamp program is utilized by many people. This program was actually started in 1965. While it is true most people that get food stamps are in need, it is also true some are not. As with most government programs, there are people that will lie and game the system in order to get the stamps. In order for someone to get food stamps they are required to take an income test and pass it. Once they pass the income test they will be able to apply for food stamps, keep in mind though, the case workers rely heavily on the information they are given. Even if there were enough people to oversee the program, there probably is not much apatite for it. There will never be enough people to check all information, which is how the abuse begins. Currently there are many people on food stamps but do they really need them? Many people do believe food stamps should be more regulated, especially the tax payers. Food stamps have become an increasingly popular thing to get. Is that because the economy is so bad or is it just too easy to acquire the stamps, probably a little of both? While it’s generally agreed by most people that welfare is a necessary safety net that is sometimes needed, but many question whether or not it causes more harm than good. For some peopl...
Welfare Reform "The U.S. Congress kicked off welfare reform nationwide last October with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, heralding a new era in which welfare recipients are required to look for work as a condition of benefits." http://www.detnews.com/1997/newsx/welfare/rules/rules.htm. Originally, the welfare system was created to help poor men, women, and children who are in need of financial and medical assistance. Over the years, welfare has become a way of life for its recipients and has created a culture of dependency.
Welfare Reform Welfare is a public assistance program that provides at least a minimum amount of economic security to people whose incomes are insufficient to maintain an adequate standard of living. These programs generally include such benefits as financial aid to individuals, subsidized medical care, and stamps that are used to purchase food. The modern U.S. welfare system dates back to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. During the worst parts of the Depression, about one-fourth of the labor force was without work. More than two-thirds of all households would have been considered poor by today's standards.
Welfare can be defined as “systems by which government agencies provide economic assistance, goods, and services to persons who are unable to care for themselves” (Issitt). The United States welfare system is an extremely complex and unique entity that encompasses ideas and concepts from an abundance of different places. Many people believe the current system is an excellent resource for the population, while others believe the current welfare system requires reform and budget cuts to become effective.
Welfare Reform Look at our nation! We have industrial technology, an education system, advanced health care, a banking system, plenty of food available and so much more that is easily accessible. If all this is available to everyone, why are there people that don't have places to sleep and things to eat? The fact that the United States is a rich country is the key reason why people, that are willing, will never starve or go without having shelter.
The current (US) welfare reform consists of more than cash payment that the poor US citizen could bank on. There is a monthly payment that each poor person received in spite of their ability to work. The main people who received this payment were both mothers and children. Moreover, the payment does not have time limit and those people could not remain on the welfare for the rest of their live.
Federal Welfare Reform: A Critical Perspective Abstract: This project will examine “welfare reform,” which was signified by the signing of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (PRWOA) in 1996. PRWOA replaced the original welfare act of 1935, titled Aid to Dependent Children (later changed to Aid to Families with Dependent Children), with the program Temporary Assistance to needy Families (TANF). Under PRWOA, TANF was instated as a system of block grants allocated to states to implement their own forms of assistance and replaced programs like the cash-assistance program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training. The most influential change of this legislation among others has been the implementation of required work hours and strict time limits to how long families may receive aid, implying that people can simply will their way out of poverty provided they work hard enough. While the significant fall of TANF cash assistance caseloads within the program’s first five years has been celebrated as proof of reform’s success, the new era of welfare can only be considered a success if America views the transformation of the welfare poor to the working poor an achievement.
110,489,000. 110,489,000, is the total amount of Americans who are on the nation’s welfare system as of the year 2015 (U.S. Department of Commerce). Welfare, is the social effort designed to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need by the government, for its’ people. The true birth of our welfare system began during the Great Depression era where, one quarter of the nations labor force was unemployed (wellfareinfo.org), resulting in American families to be impelled into the depths of poverty. Federal Aide given by the government has evolved from the pioneer programs, whom are: medical care (Medicaid), public housing, Works Progress Administration (WPA), food stamps and Supplemental Security Income (SSI); to today’s current wide spectrum of systems, who are such a vast volume, that they’re grouped into thirteen different
Small businesses are contrived to give all of their employees health care due to Medicare. Through the terms of ObamaCare, small businesses are compelled into closing their doors because of all the hand outs they have to get to their employees. When small business begin to become more successful and make more money, Medicare takes their profits away and gives it to people who don't really need it. ObamaCare and Medicare have both taught ignorant Americans to not get a job because they can get the same amount of money in the form of a hand out instead of actually working for it and contributing to the economy. The tax breaks for small firms and other factors are reliant by how much small businesses spend on health coverage (Harrison). Tax breaks are only given out is small businesses give a lot of health coverage. When small businesses save money, they can't keep some of it to distribute evenly, they have to give it out to their employees. If small businesses have to pay more money because of ObamaCare, employees collect less money and receive those costs given to their employers. ObamaCare is constraining small business employers and employees. Only 6 million people will obtain a decreased premium, while out of 17 million people, about 11 million individuals who acquire health care through small businesses will notice their premiums inflate (Harrison). About 11 million people, though small businesses , will have their premiums increase. 6 million people are able to get lower premiums. About two-thirds of small businesses offer health insurance to their employees. Medicare is for the most part closing small businesses everywhere. Accordingly, ObamaCare is ruining small businesses altogether.
Should United States citizens who are capable of work and do not have a disability, be able to collect welfare for the rest of their lives? The welfare system in America started in the 1930's, during the great depression. “Many Americans were unhappy with the welfare system, claiming that individuals were abusing the welfare program by not applying for jobs, having more children just to get more aid, and staying unmarried so as to qualify for greater benefits.” Most states today offer states offer basic aid, health care, child care assistance, food stamps, unemployment, cash, and housing assistance. In today’s society many people have become lazy, and do not wish to work. People live off of government money to support themselves and their children, if any. People who do have disabilities and more willing to find jobs, and work then those who are perfectly healthy. People abuse this system, which is only supposed to be a temporary support. About 12,800,000 Americans today are on welfare, 46,700,000 on food stamps, and 5,600,000 on unemployment insurance. This is at an all time high. Welfare is an unfair system, people throughout the United States abuse the system daily, the needy are not receiving the correct amount of help, and many people are living off of the benefits as a monthly income and do not use the benefits they receive on things that are actually needed, therefore Americans who are capable of working and do not have a disability should not be able to collect welfare for the rest of their lives.