Is Slavery a Form of Slavery Essay

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Is Welfare a Form of Slavery A 27 year old single mother just entered her local welfare office for the first time. She has always worked to take care of her child with very little assistance but has now found herself on fallen times. Like many Americans the single mother has lost her job and is in need of government assistance. She enters the office today seeking child care assistance. A few days before a friend suggested that she seek child care assisted. She told her that two of the qualifications was to work at least 30 hours or be in school full time and since she recently enrolled into college she would qualify. After waiting more than four hours her name was finally called to meet with a welfare counselor. She was crushed to hear that even though she was in school she would have to pursue a diploma or certificate instead of a degree to qualify for child care assistance. Having a diploma or certificate means that the person only went to school for a very short time thus creating an even more dilemma. Can you have a great paying career with just a diploma or certificate? Most people don’t think so in fact more and more Americans are pursuing a higher degrees to keep up with career demands and not have to depend on welfare programs. Welfare Origins and Now “This security for the individual and for the family concerns itself primarily with three factors. People want decent homes to live in; they want to locate them where then can engage in productive work; and they want some safeguard against misfortunes which cannot be wholly eliminated in this man-made world of ours…” President Roosevelt 1934 The severe Depression of the 1930’s made Federal action a Security Act necessity, as neither the States and the local communities nor private charities had the financial resources to cope with the growing need among the American people. Beginning in 1932,

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