Presentation on theme: " “The government has created a protected class of citizens who are, based on lack of income, entitled to cash payments denied workers who pay their fair."— Presentation transcript:
“The government has created a protected class of citizens who are, based on lack of income, entitled to cash payments denied workers who pay their fair share of taxes” - Mickey Kaus, Conservative Commentator
Most government programs that provide help or benefits to citizens require the citizens to previously have worked. Welfare is one of the only programs that allow benefits to be given to people who have never previously worked.
Gives help to people who are: ◦ Out of work ◦ Elderly ◦ Disabled Is intended to help poor and needy families get back on their feet
Cash Assistance: ◦ Helps with: Shelter Utilities Living Expenses ◦ Provided to: People who have lost their jobs People temporarily unable to work Food Stamps: ◦ Helps: People with low incomes and resources to buy food ◦ Food Stamp users: Given a Debit card Their monthly food stamp allocation is placed into an account which links to the debit card
Medicaid: ◦ Helps: Low income individuals and families with health care ◦ These people are: Children Pregnant Women People with disabilities Elderly Medicare: ◦ Helps: Focuses entirely on elderly population ◦ Types of Medicare: Part A Covers hospital bills Part B Covers medical insurance Part D Covers prescription medications
Many critics see welfare as a promotion of out-of-wedlock childbearing and dependency on the government. People who work minimum wage jobs often cannot qualify for welfare and struggle to provide for their families. 65% of the people on welfare will stay on welfare for at least eight years. Children who were raised in a family who received welfare assistance are seven times more likely to be on welfare themselves.