The social welfare has been a debatable argument for year in the U.S, many since the people have different beliefs in the welfare policy. Many time being is that the federal government had chosen to stay away from social welfare while also choosing to be heavily involved with it, making the federal agencies heavily involved in policy making. Since poverty was considered a problem, they believe that the problem would get better within time if there was a sudden change to make anti-poverty programs. In the great depression 1930’s the local and state government provided support for the poor, many assistances coming from churches were people would receive free food and agencies supplying the size of aid available to them.
TANF stands for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. It is a federally funded grant program that allows states to create and administer their own assistance programs for families in need. TANF replaces the federal programs previously known as 'welfare, ' and enables states to offer a wide variety of social services. One significant change from the old 'welfare ' system is that TANF recipients must participate in work activities in or to receive benefits. This means that parents receiving TANF must be employed in some capacity, be working toward employment, or taking classes aimed at increasing their
The TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, did have its initial intended impact. TANK was implemented as a new program under President Clinton to lower the dependency of families on welfare which is one of the sole reasons the government made the decision to switch from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) to TANF. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priority [CBPP], “The national TANF caseload has declined by over 60 percent over the last 18 years, even as poverty and deep poverty (i.e., income below half the poverty line) have worsened” (2015). TANF received results that the federal government was looking forward to at the time. There are four goals that TANF is required to meet to contribute to the better life for families and children that fall below the poverty line: “(1) provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives; (2) end the dependence of needy parents on
There have been SNAP beneficiaries accused of cheating the system by receiving a greater benefit or exchanging SNAP benefits for cash. The highest payment accuracy that SNAP reached was at 96.19% in 2012 according to the USDA analysis. As we all know it is illegal to trade SNAP benefits for cash, but it still happens and attracts attention to many. Therefore, fraud and abuse in SNAP benefits will always be a political factor that has made Congress improve The Agriculture Act of 2014 SNAP program by reducing fraud which actually has happened because in 2014 fraud rates has been at its lowest. On the other hand, a major economical factor that has influenced the development of The Agriculture Act of 2014 SNAP program would be the implementation of slashing SNAP benefits which will have an affect many vulnerable citizens in the United States.
In order for America to afford the tax cuts and increase in defense spending, Regan reduced spending on important welfare and social programs, which only increased poverty in America and widened the gap between the rich and the poor. An example of a welfare program which Reagan reduced support towards, was food-stamps. In 1983, Reagan cut down the outlay on food stamps from $11.8 million to $9.6 billion, and the cuts would continue to be about $2-3 billion yearly for the rest of his presidency (Danziger, n.d). Bill Moyers, a former press secretary of the White House said that the cuts in food stamps are “putting people into a 1981 version of the bread line (Hayward, 2010).”
Non-licensed relatives also are able to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, if income eligible and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), granted they are a blood relative who is able to prove with documentation proof of their relationship to the child. Although TANF is a federally funded program it each states is able to decide how these funds are used. With the large push for relative placement of children in foster care, there is a large discrepancy in financial and supportive services offered. Currently there are no plans to make changes to the TANF guideline to include the addition of non-relative placements for children in foster care that would enable them to apply for these benefits. Having a supportive child welfare system and economic services system that works together to support relative and fictive kin placements is important and could result in less children in foster
The United States Government Should Stop Giving Food Stamp to Families with Kids Food stamp law were passed by the president franklin Roosevelt’s in the depression era to support families with low resources. According to the article, “food stamps have contributed to an overly dependent underclass”, that about 41.8 million Americans are on food stamps, and 43 million will be soon getting food stamps every month. U.S have to kind of people, one who likes to work and spend the own money, the other one are Who likes to live by the government, who support them. The hard working is supporting the lazy people in America just because they have nobody help. The government should stop giving food stamp to single mother or father, who have kids.
In my opinion participants of any welfare program should be drug tested no matter the circumstance, but where will they get the money to fund the drug tests. The money will be taken out of the tax payers, which means taxes will eventually go up overtime. Drug testing the participants will decrease the amount of people getting welfare. I have seen people that will receive the help but they are on drugs, or abusing the
Abusing the System Ronald Reagan states, “We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added” (qtd. in BrainyQuotes). Welfare’s success today is not being measured by how many people are leaving welfare, but how many are needing assistance. The problem is that recipients of welfare are being added by the minute, and none of them are willing to leave the program because of the benefits it provides. The United States Constitution states the federal government should provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare, but the case is that many recipients are abusing the program (Couch np). Welfare abuse is increasing greatly.
We can tell from the DNA that is in their hair. The welfare system in America is broken, understanding what the welfare system is , should we drug test recipients, and should we background check recipients; however we may spend too much money and not get the result we want. The welfare system is a system to help the less fortunate people of the community. The poverty line depends on the size of the family when you are a single adult the poverty line is about $11,000 a year If you have 8
The Downside of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients To continue receiving benefits, should welfare recipients be drug tested? This is the controversial question that continues to go around the world. Many people believe that drug testing welfare recipients is unnecessary. People believe that drug testing recipients would waste taxpayer’s money, stop people from asking for government help, and go against people’s constitutional rights. There are many reasons why people oppose drug testing welfare recipients.
According to statisticsbrain.com, their are 110,489,000 Americans who are on welfare and more and more Americans are applying for welfare each year. Many Americans rely on welfare for their families and for individual needs. Welfare recipients should not be permitted to take a drug test because drug testing is expensive for states and the country, drug testing is unconstitutional and welfare recipients do not do drugs any more than people who do not receive welfare. Drug testing is expensive and cost states a lot of money one drug test cost averages to about 42 dollars, not including the cost for equipment and hiring people to conduct the test. States start programs that require welfare recipients to take a drug test and the programs end up costing them up to 1 million or, even more, depending on the number of welfare recipients that reside in that state.
The Federal and State governments share the cost of Medicaid. Fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicaid drain taxpayer dollars and cause improperly high payment rate. Modern Healthcare reported (2015) that in 2014, the government reported nearly $80 billion misspent on Medicaid and Medicare. New York City is an example of local government struggling with Medicaid fraud; New York Times (2005) suggests that 40 percent of NYC’s Medicaid payments are “questionable”. Most of the reporting protocols are optional, and because reporting information consumes already-limited resources, many states choose not to report.
1AC Ever since President Franklin D. Roosevelt started welfare in 1935, the US has been funding lazy people so they don’t have to get a job. Money, being stolen from the wealthy and hardworking, only to be given to the poor and lazy. Welfare has created a generation of people who don’t want to work and expect things given to them. People should have to work for their own income, not have others work for them. That is why my partner and I stand firmly…..
Some families don’t qualify for snap but the receive benefits through the WIC. I would not make a change to this program because it supports women, breastfeeding or not and the recent rule change in 2014 made it so that they have access to healthier food like fresh fruit and whole grains. I like that over 8.5 million are supported by it at least once a month. This program is needed because women need the support after going through a pregnancy and having a kid and knowing that just because they don’t live in a fancy house they know that their baby is going to get fed the nutritious foods that it needs. This is also a fallback because if they don’t qualify for SNAP they still have a shot at getting WIC which is a relief for new