Should welfare be replaced with "public works"?

Asked by: MasturDbtor
  • Welfare should be replaced by public works, considering welfare is supposed to cover the fact one cannot get a source of income, and public works is effectively giving jobs.

    I do believe that welfare should be replaced with public works, consider the fact It worked fine during the great depression, creating a source of jobs and payment for those who fell under. Welfare is technically supposed to just be a safety net for people who cannot get a job to make sure they get minimum sustenance, public works existing would be a fantastic safety net and job opportunity for people.

  • Welfare is ruining the united states

    3. My Issues with welfare
    a. Is abused
    b. Does not motivate people to work if they can sit at home and collect money
    c. 90% of Chicagos black children will be on welfare at some point in their lives
    d. Although the national statistics show that 38% of white people and 39% African American people use welfare
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    e. Amount of people using welfare for unnecessary reasons is too high
    f. More stats
    4. Statistic Verification
    Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, CATO Institute
    Research Date: 9.10.2013
    Welfare is the organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups. Aid could include general Welfare payments, health care through Medicaid, food stamps, special payments for pregnant women and young mothers, and federal and state housing benefits. The Welfare system in the United States began in the 1930s, during the Great Depression. Opponents of Welfare argue that it affects work incentives.
    Welfare Statistics
    Total number of Americans on welfare 12,800,000
    Total number of Americans on food stamps
    Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance
    Percent of the US population on welfare 4.1 %
    Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment) $131.9 billion
    Welfare Demographics
    Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 %
    Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 %
    Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 %
    Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 %
    Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 %
    Welfare Statistics
    Total amount of money you can make monthly and still receive Welfare $1000
    Total Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than an $8 per hour job 39
    Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than a $12 per hour job 6

    Virginia $11.11

  • Welfare is not for the Well-being of people

    The welfare system was a good idea that turned into a problem with people finding ways to take advantage. It's the whole one or two people screwed it up for the rest because they are some who do need the help and are desperately trying to get back on their feet. Then there are some who feel entitled to the money and don't care who pays for it. Those are some of the most selfish, disrespectful, and lazy people and glad to hear there are motions to stop this nonsense. Here is a message to those who are abusing the welfare system. You are responsible for your own problems. We (tax payers) don't have to pay for you to do nothing but collect a check. What makes you so special and important or above someone else? NOthing. You are not owed anything, and no one wants to pay for or help someone who won't lift a finger to help themselves. Yes, someone is saying that you and your kids can't eat if you're not working for the money to feed them. If you couldn't take care of those children, you shouldn't have had them to begin with because they deserve better. Get off of your high horse and start thinking about bettering yourself and your future. I would be embarrassed if I came from a family with several generations of poverty, and then one day I asked the question, "How come we don't have money?" Someone says, "Because we don't work." Well, then my answer would be, "Well, I'm going to get a job because I know I was put on this earth to do more than what you are doing. If the truth hurts, do something about besides complain. Stop throwing the race card too because this happens in every size, shape, color, nationality there is. This has got to stop

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