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Welfare it is on just about everyones mind whether it is Medicare or the AFDC Some believe there is too much and others think there is too little As the years go by the need for welfare reform increases President Clinton had pledged in his 1992 campaign to end welfare as we know it Only time will tell by what extremes welfare will change As technology continues to increase and jobs continue to go overseas the United States must decide what direction the welfare system should take As they exist today welfare systems are an evolution of the thoughts laid out in the 19th and 20th centuries Before the Industrial Revolution the responsibility of helping the poor was mainly given to the churches or local communities As machines took the place of workers governments were looked upon to help the unemployed In 1883 Otto Von Bismarck the German Chancellor setup the first form of Modern Welfare when he enacted a sickness and maternity law He followed up this law with a work injury law and an old-age assistance law in 1884 and 1889 respectively Today European countries such as Germany Norway and Sweden have highly sophisticated Welfare systems Bender 13 Welfare did not reach the United States however until shortly after the Great Depression with Franklin D Roosevelts New Deal The New Deal brought on new economic and social welfare legislation This is the first time that the United States Government used federal and public funds to finance the welfare needs of the people Today the most expensive welfare program is Aid to Families with Dependent Children AFDC The AFDC was created after the passing of the Social Security Act of 1935 Throughout the last 60 years the welfare system has faced many changes including the 1988 Family Support Act which requires most welfare recipients to enter a job-training program Lacayo 3 The other federally funded welfare programs include Medicaid Food Stamps and Supplemental Security
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