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Welfare has been a social issue since 1936 which was when Welfare was introduced to the United States Welfare soon expanded through out the 1960s and 70s Welfare does not only exist in the United Sates it also exists in many other nations as well Our welfare program may not even be as good as other nations The reason for this is the United States practices individualistic capitalism which is where the government emphasizes the importance of an individual rather than a group or community While other countries such as Germany are known to have a communitarian capitalism Germany is known to have a very good welfare system due to this This is necessarily not a bad thing because the average person benefits from this type of system even though it does hurt the lower class at times Welfare is such an important issue because for some people it is their only means for survival There are many different views on welfare Some people believe that welfare should be abolished as a whole because it is only for lazy people who are not willing to work for their money while others believe that is the only hope for people who are not capable of finding a steady job to raise their families There are many misconceptions on welfare and about the people who are on it Yes in some cases the rumors might be true but for the most part they are overly exaggerated Welfare is one of those sensitive topics that is difficult to take a certain stand on The reason for this is because like many other thing it depends on the situation For instance last week I heard about some guy who was on welfare and he was living in a luxuries townhouse driving a Mercedes At times like this people may think welfare is just there for people to take their tax money and abuse it While on the other hand
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