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The Welfare System Must Remain Public Welfare is an important support system of the UnitedStatesgovernment Welfare has its benefits but the system has pitfalls Insteadofabolishing welfare as critics of the system suggest reforms can be madetocorrect the problems while government either on the state or federal levelcancontinue to assist the impoverished The term welfare is used to describe a variety of programsthat provideincome support and create a safety net for poor individuals and familiesSuchbenefits include Supplemental Security Income Medicaid food stampshousingallowances and Aid to Families with Dependent Children Aid To FamiliesWithDependent Children AFDC enables states to provide cash payments tochildren that are deprived of the care or support of a parent In terms ofwelfarereform this is the program most often discussed The media has created many myths regarding welfare andthe reasonsthe system should be done away with Stating that the majority of newwelfarerecipients are poor single mothers claims have been made that poor womenhave more children because of the incentives of welfare benefits It hasbeenproven that is no correlation between womens choice to have childrenandwelfare benefit levels Furthermore for each additional child a mothercanexpect an additional 90 of AFDC benefits far too low to serve as any typeofincentive In addition those states that provide higher benefits do notnecessarily show higher birth rates among their welfare recipientsFamiliesreceiving AFDC benefits have 19 children just about the same as thenationalaverage ACLU 1 Another myth created by the media concerns the amountof money spentand the results It has been said that after spending billions of dollarssince themid-1960s on anti-poverty programs there have been little or no resultsTobegin with spending on AFDC between 1964 and 1994 was only 500 billionless than 15 of federal spending for that period Further there havebeenresults Between 1964 and 1973 the poverty rate fell from 19 to 11 Itistrue that since 1973 poverty has increased This is due to economic forcessuch as declining real wages rather than a failure of the system itself
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