• Welfare Just Temporary Measure

    Welfare in the United States should only be used as a temporary measure to get someone back on their feet in an emergency. For people on a permanent disability who can't work, then something more should be done. Otherwise, welfare should be the purview of private charities. Homeless shelters, food pantries and clothing banks can all help people who don't have the resources for basic needs.

  • The government should end welfare in the U.S..

    The time when government can pay for welfare has ended. The economy is still suffering from the financial crisis, and the government can no longer afford extraneous policies like welfare. People should learn to be self reliant rather than depending on a welfare state. This is the only way for our economy to recover.

  • People abuse welfare

    People are using welfare as an excuse to not work. Why would they need to work when they get food, rent, cable and etc. for free? Cutting back on welfare would make a Smarter America. People might actually and work harder to get off of welfare, when they realize they could make more money if they get a JOB.

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    Many people now Rely ON WELFARE! Instead of trying to find a job or anything, they sit on their but collecting welfare, food stamps, anything they can so they dont have to work. I know people who complain about having to work for 3 hours a day at a job she just stands around watching to make sure kids dont get hurt (and then she cant even do that right!!), and collects child support from TWO dads (totaling over $1000 a month) and complains that the food stamps and Medical and all the other hand outs she gets "are not fair, she deserves MORE" . At least she admits that she doesnt want to work and feels that she should have to as long as there is someone (Gov't) to take care of her. I know others who live in low inclome housing paying very little for rent because she doesnt want to work. She is extremely over weight, and her mother is disabled. She wont even clean the apartment. They collect food stamps, housing assistance, collect food from the food pantry and all her bills for cable/phone etc are paid for!! Why should she have to work, when she gets everything for free!! This is absolute crap!!!

  • Yes

    The welfare condition in the united states has done good in the past but it is becoming abused without active regulation in a number of areas.
    For one, the increasing number of illegal immigrants puts our tax dollars in the pockets of ill-deserving people. I understand their argument for the American dream and escaping their lives of poverty but there is a right and a wrong way to do so. What most democrats who support welfare use as the base for their argument are the families and single mothers who need this to feed their children. This situation accounts for only a small portion of the welfare population, however. If the government was serious about welfare for the less fortunate, they would give out food stamps and not cold hard cash to be spent on whatever they please

  • No, of course not.

    We in the United States to need to have welfare available because there are always going to be those who fall on hard times or who can not support their children. However, there probably should be conditions of training or work imposed along with a time limit so it does not go on forever.

  • Ending All Welfare Not Recommended

    The government should heavily cut back upon its welfare programs. Then again, fully eliminating these programs would be a terrible idea. Some Americans truly rely upon these programs to survive and don't take them for granted. Still, the country can't pay for its current welfare programs for much longer without trouble.

  • They should not.

    The United States of America's government should not end welfare in the United State. What the government needs to do is be more strict and enforce drug testing on those who get welfare. This would help prevent abuse from the people who do not deserve it which would save money.

  • No, the governemnt should not end welfare in the US.

    I think that ending welfare altogether would be too extreme. There would be many families that would go without food and housing overnight. This is why we need to gradually reduce spending and funding on welfare programs. This way people are not put out on the streets instantly by ending welfare.

  • Welfare supports the needy

    No government should not end welfare. Welfare was created to help people that are struggling. Without it, many families would be without proper food, clothing and shelter. Many families fall on hard times, especially in the recent economy. Many people are without work. Welfare helps these people get back on their feet and enables them to become self sufficient again.

  • I don't think so.

    Welfare has been around for such a long time and I feel like it has benefited so many throughout the years. I do feel like some changes need to be made on how people obtain assistance with welfare. For instance, I think mandatory drug testing would be a wise decision on the governments part. I also think various incentives on how to get people back on their feet would also be a good idea.

  • It's a tradition

    Social welfare is a service that dates back to the Roosevelt administration as a way to assist Americans during the Great Depression. The services have been expanded by both democrats such as Clinton and Republicans such as Nixon. Medicare and Medicaid are Republican-instituted social welfare programs. The fact that it is twisted into a Republican talking point does little to address the fact that millions of Americans benefit from these services for decades, and it makes little sense to withhold those services now.

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