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Beneficiaries Of U.S.Welfare Programs Essay

Essay The Abuse of the Welfare System

9684 WordsFeb 19th, 200639 Pages

Welfare was established by the Social Security Act of 1935, and administered by individual states and territories for the government to help poverty stricken children and other dependent persons. Wicipedia defines welfare as " money paid by the government to those who are in need of financial assistance, are unable to work, or whose circumstances mean the income they require for basic needs is in excess of their salary" (Welfare (financial aid)). This program helped many families survive during The Great Depression and still helps families survive today. Welfare, which was once meant to help individuals reenter society, has been abused and manipulated. The abuse of the Welfare System has become a serious problem. Many dependent persons…show more content…

Reform needed for those who refuse to help themselves," "While growing up, I had known two types of welfare recipients: those who received it short term and were embarrassed about it, and those who treated it as their primary source of income. I knew one woman who had a small mob of children and paid all of her bills via the welfare system"(Handy). This is just one example of how single mothers (or fathers) can abuse the welfare system to gain more benefits. Lastly, some people on welfare are just to lazy to go get a job. Some people are contempt with sitting around watching daytime T.V. and collecting taxpayers' money. While not all welfare receivers are lazy some abuse welfare such as this example, "I know a welfare recipient who has two kids and is currently enrolled in college (last semester she made the dean's list), who couldn't really make it without some assistance. But on the other end of the spectrum, I know of women who have never held a job and have survived on welfare since I've known them, and I think if I can work 35 hours a week and take a full course load, they can at least get one damn job"(Handy). The system seems too easy to abuse in the first place. As long as one is unemployed and meets all the qualifications one can receive welfare and if one maintains this status with the intent to get a get a job then he or she remains on the list to receive government money and benefits. Welfare isn't

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