Should welfare assistance be provided only to those who work in exchange for it?

  • Welfare receivers should have a job or have proof that they are looking for a job.

    The money that people on welfare receive comes out of taxpayers' pockets. If my hard earned money is going to a struggling stranger, they need to either be physically or mentally disabled, ill or have proof that the receiver either has or is looking for a job. Today, people are getting free money and they don't have a job. This instills a laziness in the receiver. What guarantees that the receiver will ever get a job? If they can get money without working then why should they ever work again? 49.5% of people receive some form of Welfare. If the scale tips and there's a larger amount of people on welfare than there are funding it, chaos will ring in the land that used to be home to the free and the brave.

  • It depends on the circumstances

    Many people are unable to work due to health problems, mental disabibilities/illnesses, circumstantial reasons, etc., in which case welfare is an acceptable source of money for many people. Although, it's important that the proper research(or whatever you would call it) on the client is done because many do take advantage of the welfare system for drugs, laziness, etc. Another liable reason to be on welfare, in my opinion, is if someone is simply struggling and needs a bit of help to get back on their feet and get a job. A lot of people have it much harder than the majority of the population and sometimes people forget that working can be hard when everything around them is going completely wrong. Sometimes putting your wellbeing as a priority is necessary, and having a financial aid can really help take off some of the pressure.

  • Welfare assistance should be provided for those in need without a requirement to work.

    Welfare assistance should be provided to those in need, not only those who work for it. There are many people receiving assistance that are not in a position to be actively employed, such as those caring for children not yet of school age and elderly relatives. There are also many recipients of welfare assistance who would be more productive learning a new skill or trade to become employable, rather than working in exchange for welfare. If these individuals work in exchange for welfare, they will never gain the skills that they need to obtain employment and no longer require assistance.

  • No, disabled people should not have to work for welfare

    Despite the common myth in the U.S., many who receive welfare are not lazy. For the disabled welfare recipients, even though they would love to work, they cannot. As they are incapable of work, they should not be required to provide a service or good to society in exchange for basic living wages.

  • Welfare assistance should be a temporary solution for a financial crisis.

    There are many reasons people seek welfare assistance. While it should be understood on the part of those who receive it that it is a temporary solution to financial crisis, there are also valid reasons while some people are temporarily unable to work in exchange for welfare. Debilitating health issues and parents who suddenly find themselves the head of a single family household and cannot afford daycare are two such examples of why it is not necessarily a good idea for work to be a mandatory condition for receiving welfare.

  • Not everyone is able to work.

    Some people in society are on welfare because they are disabled and unable to work. They may have critical illnesses or have significant physical limitations that prevent them from performing jobs effectively. These people should be able to obtain welfare assistance without being required to work in exchange for it.

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