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  • National Welfare System
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    On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed. The crash sent a shock-wave throughout the economy. Banks failed. Businesses closed. Millions found themselves out of work. The Great Depression, which would last through the 1930's, had begun. [Bill of Rights in Action, "Welfare", 1998 pg. 1 paragraph 1] When the Great Depression began, about 18 million elderly, disabled, and single mothers with children already lived at a bare existent level in the United States. State and local governments togeth...
  • Benefit Jobs Available To Welfare Recipients
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    The Welfare System Must Remain Public Welfare is an important support system of the United States government. Welfare has its benefits, but the system has pitfalls. Instead of abolishing welfare as critics of the system suggest, reforms can be made to correct the problems while government, either on the state or federal level, can continue to assist the impoverished. The term welfare is used to describe a variety of programs that provide income support and create a safety net for poor individual...
  • Non Citizens
    341 words
    The welfare legislation in 1996 reduced noncitizens access to public benefits. Research indicated that welfare reform has had a chilling effect. Because of this effect noncitizens are not utilizing them because of fear and confusion. The chilling effect also hit the refugees who were exempted from the benefit restrictions for a certain period following arrival. The United States Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PROWORA) is the welfare reform, this program ...
  • Believes Welfare
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    Is Welfare a necessity for poor women and children, or is the government wasting its money on this program In the article Poor Women and Children Need Welfare, Betty Mandell tries to prove her point that it is a necessity. Michael Tanner, who wrote the article Welfare Should be Eliminated, believes welfare is a waste of government spending. Both of the articles make vale judgments and factual points to prove their argument. In the article by Mandell, she says the idea of the Republicans then and...
  • Argument On Welfare's Benefits And Drawbacks
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    Government's Welfare Programs For a long time now, since the accomplished formation of a stable government, the U. S government has had programs and passed laws that either dealt with issues of or influence family. Many of these "family" programs and laws currently in place today are frequently and commonly debated. One of the most debated and most labored over "family" programs or law is Welfare. The argument is whether or not to, and how welfare should be cut or minimized. The debate is simple...
  • Welfare Recipients Into Work Programs
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    Welfare Welfare. Whether you collect it, or you pay for it (and for EVERY working American does one of the two), most citizens of our country are familiar with it. Yet as every second of the day passes, more and more of my money and yours is being allotted to this growing epidemic called welfare. The Personal Responsibility Act, signed by the President, was a monumental change in welfare as we know, or used to know it. The welfare system is still in need or more strict and stringent policy refor...
  • Wedlock Births And Single Parent Families
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    Last year, the Maryland NAACP released a report concluding that "the ready access to a lifetime of welfare and free social service programs is a major contributory factor to the crime problems we face today". (1) Their conclusion appears to be confirmed by academic research. For example, research by Dr. June O'Neill's and Anne Hill for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed that a 50 percent increase in the monthly value of combined AFDC and food stamp benefits led to a 117 perc...

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