Public Welfare Fraud: The Declaration Of Independence

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| Public Welfare Fraud | | | | 12/13/2011 | | Public Welfare Fraud The Declaration of Independence provides Americans with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When our fore fathers created this nation they knew that there would be need for amending and adding to the constitution to suit changing and sometimes challenging times. As a society we have always looked for ways to advance and prosper; from the inception of our government we have had a successful blueprint in creating a country that most would try to emulate. Somewhere in our quest for superiority and perfection we have overlooked the fundamental values that we were built on. In recent years our economic system has been damaged…show more content…
After the great depression was over, the government maintained the program and continues to help people that are having difficulties supporting themselves and their families. Throughout the years there have been “claims that individuals were abusing the welfare program by not applying for jobs, having more children to get more aid and staying unmarried as to qualify for greater benefits” (“US Welfare System”, 2011). As a result of this abuse, it has become increasingly difficult to get assistance for individuals who have a legitimate claim of need. Over the years I have known many people that have intentionally worked the system to their advantage so they would not have to work. They believe that the lack of government supervision of the program is what makes it so easy for them to take advantage. Every tax payer helps to pay for this assistance, and it is difficult to understand how some people look at this program as an entitlement rather than a form of transitional help. Gary Dymski (2011) wrote an article for Newsday…show more content…
One of the programs put into practice was having food stamp recipients pass a finger print test. Subsequently, the government realized that “Having state workers tied up doing administrative work that won’t improve the integrity of the program, is a burden the states cannot afford now” (Prah, 2011). The program that some had thought may be successful is the Welfare-to-Work Program. This program provides assistance while the recipient looks for and obtains employment. Though this is a good idea, most of the jobs that the recipients are able to acquire afford them less than poverty wages and most do not offer health care. In the end they are still unable to survive without help from the
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