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Is Welfare a necessity for poor women and children or is the government wasting its money on this program In the article Poor Women and Children Need Welfare Betty Mandell tries to prove her point that it is a necessity Michael Tanner who wrote the article Welfare Should be Eliminated believes welfare is a waste of government spending Both of the articles make vale judgments and factual points to prove their argumentIn the article by Mandell she says the idea of the Republicans then and now is to destroy the idea that the government owed anything to people Mandell believes that taking away the economic life-line of poor women and children will only make their lives vastly more miserable than they already are Tanner believes that the welfare system waste money and is unfair to all Americans Tanners proof that welfare has a link to crime Out of wedlock births and job training being ineffective makes him and others believe that government policies cannot improve the behavior of welfare recipients One reform both Mandell and Tanner believe is a ridiculous one is the Personal Responsibility Act of 1994 The PRA is a two-year time limit for welfare eligibility during which recipients would receive job training At the end of the two years those individuals removed from welfare would be required to obtain work in the private sector or perform public service jobs The Republicans want to convert AFDC into the PRA It would turn the program into a federal block grant and would have fixed funding for the next five years Mandell believes the PRA is ridiculous for many reasons One reason is because no children would be assured of receiving help in times of need regardless of severity of the poverty or parents willingness to work Tanner also thinks that this is a ridiculous Act Tanner says that 80 of teen mothers are high school dropouts and doesnt believe that two years of job
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