Social Welfare: America Needs a Solution

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Social Welfare: America Needs a Solution
A single divorcee’ mother of two is working a minimum waged job that doesn’t pay life’s cost of survival. Not only does this mother have to take care of herself, she has children that need shelter, nourishment, and stability. In order for that to be possible, help is needed. Most people, majority is fathers, have too much pride to ask for help because of the image. Being on social welfare promotes the ego dropping image that one cannot provide for themselves or their family. But is image more important than the life itself? Children are dying of hunger or dehydration because their parents cannot afford decent meals or purified water. Children are dying from sickness because their parents cannot afford a home that protects them from the cold. Some of these parents are working forty hours a week or more for minimum wage and still cannot afford the necessities to live healthy. Some parents cannot find a job due to lack of qualification. The government has provided resources for people who are disadvantaged; however, there are still problems that need to be addressed. Social welfare isn’t a discouragement, it is a helping hand. There is no reason why lives should be shortened because of the inability to access governmental assistance. Social welfare benefits America as a whole because it serves as a crutch for the financially handicapped and provides motivation to work harder for a better lifestyle.
Social security arose in 1935. Prior to that, the stock market crash of 1929 and The Great Depression caused family service agencies to become overwhelmed with high unemployment rates and relief needs. “Between 1929 and 1932, about one-third of the nation’s private agencies disappeared for lack of f...

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... and get paid more, and autonomy, having the freedom to be independent. Once having a job and proper education becomes a priority, one can eventually get off of government assistance because they have a strong foundation to live comfortably and happily. Then others can do the same thing. It is a cycle, more and more people come onto government assistance, so why can’t more and more people get off of it? The point is people can get off financial aid…with the right resources provided. If there are no resources, people will not make the effort to get off welfare because they have nothing to work towards, which makes it easier to rely on the government.
For some, welfare is a sign of weakness or idleness, but no one should be denied needed help. A life should not be cut short due to starvation, dehydration or sickness that can be stopped by the help of the government.
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