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Welfare Reform A Permanent Solution or a Temporary Band-Aid Welfare handouts to the lazy or a helping hand to those facing hard times The debate continues even in the face of sweeping welfare reform which for all of its sound and fury has not helped or changed much Whats wrong with welfare and how can we fix it This is not a simple question and there is no simple answer However one thing remains eminently clear Welfare desperately needs to change But where are we now Are we headed backward or forward Does anybody even care To answer these questions we must catch a glimpse of the world of welfare It is not a pretty sight Welfare is Odessa a grandmother in her seventies who digs through other peoples trash to find suitable clothes for her grandchildren Welfare is Mariluz who lived in a tent with two children below the age of five because her welfare check would not pay the rent of even the most squalid apartments in North Philadelphia Welfare is Destiny a five year old who cried in class because when asked to recite her address she realized that because of the numerous evictions she had been through she could not remember it Welfare is Cheri who after being cut off of welfare for missing a meeting worked as a topless dancer to avoid being out on the street with her teenage son Welfare is a Virginia family of four living on 347 a month Welfare is waiting years to be placed on the waiting list for a job training program Welfare is run down neighborhoods inferior schools and dilapidated housing Welfare is not a picnic Of course from a less human standpoint welfare is a group of entitlement programs aimed at helping the poor What most people are referring to when they say welfare is Aid to Families With Dependant Children AFDC a program which provides monthly checks
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