There are abut 47 million people on food stamps. Also more than eighty percent of the people that are on food stamps have a monthly income that is below the poverty line( ). Food stamps have also taken a cut in how much money they give out. This has become a big problem because people on food stamps are already struggling enough as it is and then when the food stamp company takes more money away from a family it makes it even harder for them to get food and provide for their family. Food stamps are also not accepted everywhere.
Along with Immigration, Welfare is one of the hot topics that separate us as a country because there is a stigma that being on Welfare means that you are lazy and do not want to work and a lot of that displeasure is pointed to minorities. The inability of our political leaders to come up with a balanced budget and to fix the Nation’s
Any additional raise of minimum wage would totally jeopardize the everyday lives of all Americans. The fewer jobs available, because of the pay hike, will mainly be the cause of the lower class workers’ unemployment. Simply, the minimum wage debate is a touchy subject among many economists and political figures. There are an immense amount of arguments toward the good and bad aspects of minimum wage, but one incontrovertible fact is that a minimum wage elevation causes loss for businesses, as well as, working people. The larger businesses try to make things seem more at ease than they truly are.
How would you make it on a day to day base’s it would be one of the hardest things that you’ve ever done but yourself in the shoes of a minimum wage employee. Making a living below the poverty level doesn’t make the person lazy you or mean that they do not care it simply means that they are doing what they have to do. In some places job demand is extremely high making it very hard to even get a job let alone a job that’s not paying minimum wage. Minimum wage employees are forced to make hard decisions and unfortunately there is nothing normal about
Reforming the Welfare System The welfare system as we know it is broken. It is unfair to the recipients themselves, to those who need it and do not receive it, and to those taxpayers who struggle in middle class helping to pay for it all. In many cases, the system itself keeps people in poverty. The uneducated are not given the necessary resources to get them out of the system and no requirements are in place to prevent generations of families from staying in the welfare cycle. One reason the welfare system should be reformed is because of inequalities.
How far do sources 1 and 3 support the argument put forward in Source 2 about the weaknesses of the old Poor Law? Source 2 suggests that many weaknesses within the old Poor Law were down to the paupers themselves, and that the government could have done more to prevent these issues from developing, or even beginning. The source suggests that paupers can do nothing, and still receive enough money from the parish to support themselves and their families. Whilst draining money from the land owners through taxes. As a result, parishes are having to pay out large amounts of relief to these people and therefore the community suffers as a whole.
It shows that some countries may have high work efficiency or better ways of working. However, one statement that caught my attention was “And anyone who has been unemployed knows the only thing worse than working is not working at all.” This is not true for all Americans. A lot of Americans are living off of welfare and I feel that it is not helping them for their future or hours. Many have become used to getting checks through the mail to live off of and they don’t want to try getting a
20 that “The poor cannot be expected to save, because they need every dollar for basic needs such as food and shelter. Middle class people will save something for emergencies, children's education, or old age. But they have many immediate needs and desires, and in any case their savings will eventually be consumed, especially after retirement. The rich, however, are different. They have so much money that, in aggregate, they simply cannot spend it all.
One of the myths are that people on welfare do not want to work when in fact, Women on welfare do work but normally obtain minimum wage. Statistics show that mothers on welfare held on average 1.7 jobs while almost half (44%) held two or more jobs. Another myth is that people who get on welfare never get off, 30% get off within two years permanently. Some of the problems that we face are that many of the people on welfare have a lack of education, which creates more unskilled workers. We live in a society where we say that everyone able to pull himself or herself up by there bootstrap and create the life that they want.
Hopes for using the family as the primary institution for child welfare has faded in the absence of economic and social supports to keep families intact. Lacking such supports, most families were reliant on the labor market to generate income to meet essential needs. Although some of the benefits of unprecedented prosperity and low unemployment began to trickle down to poor families by the end of the twentieth century, many welfare and working poor families continued to struggle. The 1996 imposition of welfare time limits cast a long shadow over poor families. In the absence of a coherent national family policy, poor families were less able to care for children; as a result, child welfare services protective services, foster care, and adoption have attempted to compensate for severe family deficits.